2024 Webinars

If you missed any of our web events, they may be found below, or you can visit our YouTube page for all AIR-P related videos. 


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This webinar will provide an overview of research strategies and outcomes at the Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center. Attendees will learn of new approaches to inclusive research, and research design and outcomes for ongoing research and quality improvement projects. There will also be time for questions and answers. 

Presentation slides and resources available here.

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This webinar, offered by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network in partnership with the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), will provide an overview of plain language writing for people who may be more used to writing in academic language. Attendees will learn the principles of plain language writing and have a chance to put them into practice with interactive exercises. 

Presentation slides and resources available here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folder...

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In this webinar, the research team tells the story of a community-engaged, academic-industry partnership to create online video libraries for autistic young adults and parents of autistic youth. Our first collaboration was a video library presenting short, 2 minute “Microskills” videos to help parents gain the skills needed to talk to autistic youth about sexual and reproductive health and relationships. Building on the success of that project, our second project is an online video library for autistic young adults interested in enhancing skills in relationships, employment, self-advocacy, and more – all areas that our advisory group of autistic young people requested. We will describe how we collaboratively designed the scripts with autistic people and parents, hire autistic actors for our videos, and plan to evaluate the programs via innovative methods such as conversational coding and roleplays. Join the conversation about community-engaged research, sexuality, and academic-industry-partnerships for enhancing health among autistic people across the lifespan.

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This webinar-- sponsored by the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) -- will focus on: The intersection of race and ASD. The webinar will include a presentation by Dr. Sophie Molholm on the findings from a multisite study on autism in African Americans focused on increasing diversity in genetics studies and understanding reasons for later age of diagnosis in this group as well as a collaborative discussion led by Dr. Lisa Shulman, a clinical leader of a large, diverse inner-city Developmental Center in concert with a parent of children with ASD and an Autistic Adult on practical strategies for supporting a diverse ASD population and their families in accessing diagnosis, therapeutic and medical services, and encouraging participation in research. Presentation slides and resources available here

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This webinar-- sponsored by the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P)-- will feature a collaborative discussion and brainstorming session hosted by the AIR-P Big Data Working Group, a newly formed interdisciplinary committee focused on using large datasets to improve equity and health for autistic individuals. This discussion will include insights from AIR-P research node leaders regarding the highest priority areas for big data work in autism as well as discussions on key issues in big data (e.g., participatory approaches, real-world implications, and others).

Presentation slides and resources available here

Previous Year Archives

JanuaryThe National Autism Indicators Report on Health and Health Care - Jessica Rast, MPH

FebruaryCOVID-19 Vaccine, I/DD Populations, and the Needle Anxiety Program at UCLA - Dr. Alice Kuo

MarchUsing Autism Research to Inform Policy: Successes, Lessons, and Challenges - Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MSAnne Roux, MPH, MAPaul Shattuck, MSSW, PhD

AprilConducting Quality Participatory Autism Research - Patrick Dwyer*Jackie Ryan*Dr. Steven Kapp, Dena Gassner* (*PhD Candidate)

MayMoving from the Clinic to the Community - Dr. Rujuta B. Wilson

JuneLifestyle Interventions - Dr. Candace GragnaniDr. Priyanka Fernandes

JulyPriority Setting to Improve Health Outcomes: Autistic Adults and Other Stakeholders Engage Together - Stephen Shore, EdDTeal Benevides, PhD, MS, OTR/L

AugustAddressing Reproductive Health and Obstetrics/Gynecology Health Care in Autistic Adults - Dr. Jennifer Ames

SeptemberGenetics Care in Adults and Children with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities - Dr. Julian Martinez-Agosto

OctoberEpilepsy in Autism - Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS, Stacy Nonnemacher, PhD

NovemberUtilizing a Cross-system Framework to Guide Research on Autism and Criminal Justice Intersections: Implications for Physical Health Outcomes - Dr. Lindsay Shea, Dylan Cooper, Dr. Amy Wilson

DecemberWhat's Medicaid Got to Do with It? National Research and State Innovation to Improve Health Outcomes. - Lindsay Shea, DrPH, MS, Stacy Nonnemacher, PhD

Webinars by Research Node

 Research Day 

Racial and ethnic differences in psychiatric and medical diagnoses among autistic adults - Jennifer L. Ames, Yinge Qian, Maria Massolo, Lisa A. Croen

Project ECHO Autism WA - Bravo, A., Gerdts, J., Mannheim, J., Mutti-Driscoll, C., Mancini, J., & Stobbe, G.
Project ECHO™: Building Primary Care Capacity for Autism Diagnosis and Care

Earlier Identification of Autism in Toddlers with the Rapid Interactive Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers (RITA-T) - Kerri L. Staples & Leah R. Ketcheson

Sleep health among Autistic students in higher educational institutions - Khosla, P., MPH, Ph.D., Edgin, J.O., Ph.D., & Parent-Johnson, W., Ph.D