In September of 2008 the ATN received a grant of $12 million over three years to serve as the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P). The network grant was part of four initiatives developed by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the Combating Autism Act.
Under the grant the ATN, as an AIR-P Network, will develop and conduct research projects aimed at having a direct and positive impact on the physical health and well being of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. This grant provides significant financial support to supplement efforts the ATN had already begun in developing evidence-based guidelines and tools for the diagnosis and treatment of autism and associated conditions including sleep, gastrointestinal (GI) disturbances and neurological disorders.
This webpage is intended to keep you informed about this important research initiative and ongoing developments. So, please... check back with us now and then.
Last update: 07/2010
To learn more about the Combating Autism Act and the initiatives that its funding support, follow these links: