Autism Intervention Research Network On Physical Health (AIR-P)
The AIR-P is a large-scale research collaboration dedicated to improving the physical health of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Composed of an interdisciplinary network of clinicians, scientists and family members, it conducts critical intervention research across 12 autism specialty centers in the U.S. and Canada. The AIR-P aims to increase the evidence base for effective interventions and treatments, develop clinical guidelines and reduce inequalities in ASD care. It also seeks to accelerate the speed at which effective interventions and guidelines are adopted into clinical practice settings.
Funding for AIR-P is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, made possible by the Autism CARES Act of 2014. The network consists of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) sites and is overseen by the National Coordinating Center (NCC) housed at the Massachusetts General Hospital. While the NCC serves as the AIR-P’s home base and oversees all of its operations, the ATN provides the network’s core research infrastructure. To learn more about each of these organizations and the role they play in the AIR-P network, see About Us.
Below are the locations of the 12 autism specialty clinics that carry out the daily work of the AIR-P.