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Autism Intervention Research Network

on Physical Health

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Funding Opportunity: OAR Community Grant Competition

The 2023-2024 Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Community Grant cycle is now open!

The Community Grant Competition supports the design, packaging, and distribution of information resources that aim to enhance the physical/health and quality of life of autistic individuals. This competition recognizes the expertise of community members and aims to empower community stakeholders, such as autistic individuals, family members, and community organizations, to share their knowledge in order to improve health outcomes for autistic people.

Applications are due April 24, 2023

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Upcoming Research Day: CARES 2023

AIR-P's fifth research day will be held on July 10-12th 2023 as part of the AUCD Autism CARES Conference.


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Culture Statement

The AIR-P aims to promote the health and well-being of autistic individuals across the life course, with a focus on enhancing physical health outcomes. Using an approach to research that emphasizes neurodiversity, the AIR-P facilitates research that aligns with the goals of autistic individuals and increases life expectancy, improves the healthcare experience, and optimizes physical health.

As part of the AIR-P mission, the Network integrates the perspectives of autistic individuals and uses inclusive language in research. We look forward to collaborations with prospective partners that consider inclusivity, neurodiversity, and a share goal of promoting quality of life in autistic individuals. 

Our Purpose

The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health establishes and maintains an interdisciplinary, multicenter research network for scientific collaboration and infrastructure to increase the life expectancy and quality of life for autistic individuals, particularly for underserved and vulnerable populations. The purpose of the AIR-P is to support innovative life course intervention research that promotes optimal health and well-being of autistic individuals across the lifespan.

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The AIR-P network envisions a future where autistic individuals experience optimal, multidimensional health and well-being.

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Identify the needs, experiences, and priorities of autistic individuals and their families and the current gaps in research, practice, and policy spheres


Facilitate the translation of intervention research to policy and practice by disseminating findings across sectors for diverse audiences.


Implement multi-site data collection through the AIR-P Network and create a centralized data repository. 


Facilitate the training and mentorship of diverse early career investigators in physical health and autism.