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Autism Intervention Research for Behavioral Health Network

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  • 1. Autism Intervention Research for Behavioral Health Network Connie Kasari, PhD Bryan King Rebecca Landa, PhD Cathy Lord Amy Wetherby
  • 2. AIR-B Activities • Research Protocols • Guideline Development • Dissemination and Tool Development
  • 3. Research Protocols • Protocol 1 ▫ Joint Engagement Intervention for Parents and Young Children with Autism • Protocol 2 ▫ Social Skills Interventions at School • Protocol 3 ▫ Social Skills via Web Based Delivery
  • 4. Common Features of Protocols • All focused on underserved or under-represented populations • Intervention focus on core deficits in autism • Interventions carried out in natural environments • Multi-site studies involving web-based online manuals for training purposes
  • 5. Protocol 1: Joint Engagement Intervention • Problem: Children from low income environments have much less access to evidence based interventions • RCT comparing a parent education model to a parent mediated intervention • Children between 2 and 5 years of age (n=200) • Interventions 1x/wk for 12 weeks in the home • Focus on joint attention/joint engagement across everyday activities and effects on social communication abilities
  • 6. Protocol 2: Social skills at School • Problem: Children included in general education are often without services, and have need for social skills interventions • High functioning children with ASD who are fully included at school in elementary schools (under- represented) (n=150) • ENGAGE group involves typical peers and involvement on the playground • SKILLS group is standard practice
  • 7. ONLINE TREATMENT MANUAL: Peer Engagement Group (PEG) Secure online treatment manual Secure online treatment manual Accessible across sites Accessible across sites Regularly updated Regularly updated Online manual Includes: Online manual Includes: •Description of PEG treatment •Description of PEG treatment •Video Samples •Video Samples •Description of Measures •Description of Measures •Troubleshooting and FAQ Sections •Troubleshooting and FAQ Sections
  • 8. Social Network Centrality Second Grade –T2 Second Grade - T1 I9 (7) 2.5 G7 (1) A1 (2) H8 (8) E5 (3)*** C3 (2) F6 (1) K11 (1) 6.5 8 D4 (6) B2 (3) 2 I9 (3) 3 J10 (8) 3 N14 (3) 6 L12 (3) N14 (6) O15 (5) G7 (3) Q17 (6) M13 (1) R18 (6) P16 (6) H8 (7) P16 (7) 6 6.5 5 M13 (2) R17 (5) 6.5 K11 (1) 7 J10 (7) S18 (6) F6 (2) 2.5 D4 (1) O15 (4) 1.5 L12 (4) Isolates: A1, C3, E5*** B2 (1) Second Grade -T3 E5 (3) G7 (6) R18 (5) A1 (3) H8 (3) Q17 (5) 7 8 7 P16 (1) I9 (9) C3 (4) 3.5 J10 (3) 1 F6 (1) D4 (2) K11 (5) Isolates: L12, M13, N14, S19 T20 (10) O15 (1)
  • 9. Protocol 3: Web based social skills • Problem: Lack of available services for rural families • Web based social skills intervention • Focus on rural children with limited access to evidence based interventions
  • 10. Protocol 3: Web-skills training
  • 11. Leverage of AIR-B Collaboration • ARRA funds • Protocol 4: Teen Engage vs. Skills Groups ▫ High school students ▫ Under-served population of children • Lead is UW-Felice Orlich ▫ UMACC ▫ UCLA
  • 12. Guideline Development RAND has lead on guideline development • Literature searches complete • Data abstraction and analyses in progress • Evidence report due at year’s end • Face to face guideline development meeting in Spring 2010
  • 13. AIR-B Dissemination Online Knowledgebase Public Website (ASDweb .org) Web-skills training
  • 14. Collaboration • UCLA • KKI ▫ Connie Kasari ▫ Rebecca Landa ▫ Jim McCracken ▫ Brian Freedman ▫ Fred Frankel ▫ Rondalyn Whitney ▫ Fred Saab ▫ Tyson Barker ▫ Catherine Sugar-SYSTAT • RAND ▫ Jill Locke ▫ Margaret Maglione ▫ Mark Kretzmann • UMACC ▫ Kathy Lawton ▫ Catherine Lord ▫ Sara Levitt ▫ Constanza Columbi • FSU • UW ▫ Amy Wetherby ▫ Bryan King ▫ Renee Holland ▫ Felice Orlich