On a day-to-day basis, the work of the AIR-P is carried out by the 14 ATN centers, under the general guidance, leadership, and direction of the Principal Investigator, Karen A. Kuhlthau, PhD at MGHfC. The goals of the AIR-P are to:
- Conduct multi-site research on evidence-based interventions that improve the physical health of children and adolescents with ASD and developmental disorders, especially underserved populations;
- Transform AIR-P into a multisite Learning Network (LN) which will provide a collaborative laboratory for developing and testing evidence-based interventions and accelerating the adoption of effective interventions to improve care and reduce disparities;
- Support the development and mentorship of emerging new investigators;
- Develop and disseminate guidelines for interventions developed by the network;
- Accelerate the adoption of effective interventions, tools, and systems management; and
- Leverage network capacity to compete for grant opportunities from other Federal and private sources.