Recent AIR-P News

Response to the USPSTF Recommendations on Screening

This week the US Preventive Services Task Force affirmed their recommendations regarding routine screening for autism in young children – that there is insufficient information on which to make a clear recommendation. The recommendation can be found using the following link:

New Network Publication - 2016 AIR-P/ATN Pediatrics Supplement!

The February 2016 issue of Pediatrics includes a special supplement from the AIR-P/ATN titled "Health Care for Children and Youth with Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders". This is the second supplement in Pediatrics by the AIR-P/ATN, the first was published in 2012. This supplement reports on research carried out by network investigators, including analyses of the AS ATN Registry. The 2016 supplement also highlights the work of other research supported by the U.S.

Announcement: New Steering Committee Co-Chair

On behalf of Dr. Kristin Sohl, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Ben Handen will be the next co-chair for the AIRP/ATN Network Steering Committee. He will serve alongside Dr. Kristin Sohl and will lead the committee and network during the next cycle. Former co-chair, Dr. Patty Manning will continue to be instrumental in the network and will certainly plan a continued advisory role. We thank her for all her time and dedication of the past years.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Handen!

External blog posts

Helping tweens and teens with autism master puberty health and hygiene

Jessica Sachs @ 07/30/2017 - 14:40

These Autism Treatment Network clinicians have developed two classes – one for boys and one for girls – built on the Autism Speaks ATN/AIR-P…

Adult son with autism argues alone at night: Should we be concerned?

Jessica Sachs @ 07/22/2017 - 15:30

Parents seek perspective: Is this just his way of coping or a sign he needs help? Advice and perspective from an expert in the Autism Speaks…

Help! My teenager with autism is literally pulling out her own hair

Jessica Sachs @ 06/29/2017 - 12:34

Advice and perspective from a behavioral specialist with the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network


Autism and resistance to the change from winter to summer clothes

Jessica Sachs @ 06/05/2017 - 09:00

Their grandson insists on wearing a coat even as the days get hot; advice on helping the change-resistant transition with the season…

Many children with autism on medication without behavioral therapy

Jessica Sachs @ 05/01/2017 - 09:02

Study by Autism Speaks ATN raises red flag because, in most cases, first-line treatment should involve non-drug behavioral approaches…