The ARP Idea Development Award supports the development of innovative, high-impact ideas that advance the understanding of ASD and that ultimately will lead to improved outcomes for individuals with autism. Important aspects of the Idea Development Award are as follows: Impact: The proposed research is expected to make an important and original contribution to advancing the understanding of ASD and lead ultimately to improved outcomes for individuals with ASD. Innovation: Research deemed innovative may represent a new paradigm, challenge existing paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other uniquely creative qualities. Research may be innovative in study concept, research methods or technology, or adaptations of existing methods or technologies. Research that represents an incremental advance on previously published work is not typically considered innovative.