Announcement: The RFA for ANSWER scholars is now live!
Learn more about application requirements here.


Autistic and Neurodivergent Scholars Working for Equity in Research (ANSWER), established as part of the Autism Intervention Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), serves as an innovative model for how autistic and non-autistic autism researchers can effectively work together.



The AIR-P Autistic and Neurodivergent Scholars Working for Equity in Research (ANSWER) is dedicated to advancing research on autism and promoting the physical health and well-being of individuals on the autism spectrum. The mission of AIR-P ANSWER is to provide support and empowerment to autistic researchers, who bring unique perspectives and expertise to the study of autism. Through this mission, ANSWER acknowledges the significant contributions that autistic researchers can make towards advancing our understanding of autism and improving the quality of life for individuals on the spectrum. 
For questions or concerns, kindly email Heather Brown ( and Zachary Williams (

We've prepared a shareable slide deck which contains all information about the ANSWER program, available for download below:

Additional information about our leadership and team structure can be found at the following links: 

ANSWER LeadershipCommunications TeamTraining and Mentorship TeamLiaison Team

Information about ANSWER Representatives can be found at the following link:

Answer Representatives Overview