The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) is a collaborative among the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN), the ATN Clinical Coordinating Center at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
ATN’s Role in AIR-P
In 2008 the ATN received a grant to operate as the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P). The grant was made available through the Combating Autism Act, which allocated substantial funding to the Health Resources and Services Agency (HRSA) for a variety of initiatives to increase the availability of resources targeted to autism spectrum disorders.
The AIR-P is made possible through the Autism CARES Act of 2014.and by cooperative agreement UA3 MC 11054 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Research Program to improve medical care for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
This initiative to oversee the AIR-P has bolstered our efforts in the areas of research, guideline development, training, and information distribution.
AIR-P Research Open RFA
ATN-AIR-16-09: AIR-P Network: Pilot to Proposal
- Guidance Release/Posted Date: January 15, 2016
- LOI Deadline January 29, 2016
- Application Submission Date: February 29, 2016
- Review Period: March 2016
- Announcement period: April/May 2016*
*The peer review process may require proposal revisions and additional SRC review before final funding decisions can be made.
A key highlight for this AIR-P research RFA includes a focus on children from underserved populations (i.e., racial and ethnic minorities, low socioeconomic status (SES), rural areas).
ATN Operations Team
Autism Speaks ATN Leadership
ATN Clinical Coordinating Center/AIR-P Staff
Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA)
ATN Data Coordinating Center (Boston, MA)
Massachusetts General Hospital Biostatistics Center
Dianne Finkelstein – Director
Eric Macklin - Biostatistician
Heather Symecko - Project Manager
Mariah Marilyn Barstow - Clinical Project Manager
Amy Shui - Biostatistician
Richard Morse - Systems Administrator
Anthony DeBenedictis - Software Developer/Website Management