Ameliorate Childhood Obesity Risk from Newer Antipsychotics for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Jan 2019 – Aug 2020
This 1-year pilot study will adapt and pilot an empirically-validated pediatric weight management program (Healthy Habits for Life; HH4L) within an existent ATN site (University of Pittsburgh) for youth with ASD who gain weight on second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs). Over a I-year period, the investigative team will adapt HH4L with 25 patients to examine feasibility for youth with ASD and their families. This grant will serve as a pilot mechanism to expand upon the findings in multiple ATN sites in a large-scale, randomized control trial while measuring cardiometabolic outcomes.