The Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) released a web-based tool to explore research projects. One can search or browse. Data are included for both government funded and non-government funding agencies (such as NIH, Autism Speaks, Simons Foundation, Autism Science Foundation, etc.). One can browse by objectives in the IACC’s Strategic Plan (for example, here is a starting point for 2009 projects)
For example, one can search for how many projects used the term “nonverbal” (six in 2009, fifteen in 2010). One can browse by funding group, through Strategic Plan question or other ways. You can download results in pdf or spreadsheet format.
If you are interested in seeing what research is funded, and not funded, this is a good tool.
By Matt Carey