The Autism Treatment Network provides state-of-the-art autism-related information, services and support from nationally renowned clinicians, researchers, specialists, hospitals and academic institutions for families, medical professionals and researchers across North America who share a common commitment to:
- Provide a comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary care approach for children with ASD.
- Improve autism healthcare outcomes through high-quality, data-driven, evidence-based medical care.
- Support families, community clinicians, medical professionals through information-sharing tools, best practices and research studies.
- Advance the understanding and application of new knowledge at the front lines of clinical practice.
- Engage in and support research relevant to clinical practice of the most complex medical conditions related to autism
The Network supports:
Open Access Demographic Database Registry of more than 6,900 patients
Download the ATN Overview brochure here.
Improving medical care is an on-going goal of the ATN, Our sites use research data and quality improvement methodology to implement best practice. Coordinated, multidisciplinary care is provided at our ATN locations to assist children with ASD including those with more challenging and complex medical needs. ATN member sites provide care for more than 30,000 children and teens each year from a variety of subspecialists, including
- Child psychiatrists and psychologists
- Specialists in gastrointestinal, metabolic and sleep disorders
- Therapists, counselors and specialty services
For additional information or questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is an ATN imperative that the important work of the network be shared to other ASD centers, physicians, and therapists beyond the network to improve medical care for all children with ASD. Clinical and health-related research outcomes
- Information dissemination and training for professionals
- Publishing, presenting, and promoting evidence-based guidelines and other tools
- Multidisciplinary training and mentoring to medical and graduate level students
To learn more about ATN training services for healthcare professionals and students, contact the ATN site coordinator in your area.
Ongoing education is available to families and communities through the ATN to promote more informed, family-centered decision-making processes that address the needs of the child. Services include:
- Up-to-date information about effective care and treatment of patients with ASD
- Evidence/consensus-based, family-centered tool kits and training materials
To learn more about outreach and educational opportunities, contact the ATN site coordinator in your area
To see a list of our educational tool kits or to download them, click here.
A large part of the network’s focus is centered around clinical and health-related research of individuals with autism. The network has collected behavioral and medical data from children seen in the network facilities. This data is stored in a Registry Database and includes phenotypic data on more than 6,900 children and teens ranging from 2-17 ½ years of age and is available for selected use to outside researchers. Biomaterial data is also available on a subset of those individuals.
Download the Research Registry brochure here.
Please note: We do not provide medical advice. Users are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with diagnosis or treatment of autism, or the provision of services related to autism.