Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health

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.

OBJECTIVES

Identify

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

Translate

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

Implement

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

Train

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

AREAS OF FOCUS

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

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under award UT2MC39440, the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health. The information, content, and/or conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.