The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) will serve a key role in managing the overall functioning of the Network and will serve as the data repository for the initiative. AUCD is a network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. The AIR-P is poised to be highly successful based on our partnership with AUCD and their network of 133 university centers who are now members of the AIR-P Network.
The interdisciplinary AIR-P Network will lead, promote, and coordinate national research activities to improve the physical health and well-being of autistic children and adolescents across the lifespan. The Research Network will consist of the Network Coordinating Center (NCC) based at UCLA as well as 15 Collaborating Research Entities/Sites (CREs) and seven Research Nodes with expertise in priority areas for autistic individuals.
AUCD’s national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs consisting of 67 University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs), 52 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LENDs), 14 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs), and 12 Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) programs.
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 for 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.