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Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health

In September of 2008 the ATN received a grant of $12 million over three years to serve as the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P). The network grant was part of four initiatives developed by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the Combating Autism Act.

Under the grant the ATN, as an AIR-P Network, will develop and conduct research projects aimed at having a direct and positive impact on the physical health and well being of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. This grant provides significant financial support to supplement efforts the ATN had already begun in developing evidence-based guidelines and tools for the diagnosis and treatment of autism and associated conditions including sleep, gastrointestinal (GI) disturbances and neurological disorders. The national AIR-P website offers information about research studies and the work of the AIR-P, tools for parents and professionals, upcoming events.

Funding Source:
These projects are funded through grants from Autism Speaks and through a subcontract from Massachusetts General Hospital from funding from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA).
Contact Person:
Harriet Austin, Ph.D.
Clinic Coordinator, Autism Treatment Network
The Child Development Unit, The Children's Hospital
13123 East 16th Avenue, B-140
Aurora, Colorado 80045
Ann Reynolds, MD, Principle Investigator
Harriet Austin, PhD, Clinic Coordinator
Tim Benke, MD, PhD
Carol Beresford, MD
Sandra Friedman, MD
Norman Friedman, MD
Glenn Furuta, MD
Ann Halbower, MD
Susan Hepburn, PhD
Susan Johnson, PhD
Terry Katz, PhD
Nancy Krebs, MD
Judy Reaven, PhD
Anne Tsai, MD