Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health: Targeting Medical Conditions in Children and Young People with Autism
Many individuals with autism suffer from other medical conditions and physical health issues that have a profound effect on the child and family's care experience and overall quality of life. Many families feel these medical conditions may contribute to behavioral difficulties and other physical problems that their children experience. Often these conditions may go undetected due to lack of physician awareness or the individual's inability to fully communicate his or her symptoms.
It is the aim of the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) to improve the medical care for children and adolescents with autism through the development of guidelines for the assessment and treatment of autism and associated disorders.
Recently these efforts received a substantial boost through the ATN's designation as the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P).