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.
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.
The AIR-P network envisions a future where autistic individuals experience optimal, multidimensional health and well-being.
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.
This project is supported by the health resources and services administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of health and human services (HHS) under the autism intervention research network on physical health (AIR‐P) grant, UT2MC39440. The information, content and/or conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.