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The primary aim of the Advancing Social-communication And Play (ASAP) intervention is to promote the social-communication and play skills of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) being served in public preschool programs. The ASAP grant project was a four-year, multisite study funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education was to examine the efficacy of the ASAP intervention. The study, funded during the 2011-2015 school years, included 78 classrooms, and 161 children. Approximately 40 classroom teams, including several in your school district, were trained and supported by our intervention coaches during the school year as they implemented the ASAP intervention in their classrooms


Contact Person

Stephanie Reszka, project coordinator,

Investigators and Key Personnel

Brian Boyd, Linda Watson, Betsy Crais, Grace Baranek, Amy Donaldson, LeAnne Johnson, Michael Alessandri, Anibal Gutierrez

Primary Funding Source

US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES)