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The Council for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS) at Brock recenlty held a competition for funds to support research and scholarship in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Dr. Rosemary Condillac from the Centre for Applied Disability Studies received a grant to assist with her research into the treatment of autism. Dr. Condillac states that "In Ontario, intervention using applied behaviour analysis has been provincially funded for children and youth with Austims Spectrum Disorder who exhibit challenging behaviour. Practitioners within these services often rely on questionnairre measures of the function of problem behaviour to guide the development of treatment plans. In other populations, these questionnaire measures often yield different results for the same child, which could result in poor treatment design, thereby minimizing effectiveness and increasing costs. The purpose of this study is to compare the results of 3 different questionnaires in a sample of 50 children and youth with Autism."