Comprised of 13 sites across the United States and Canada; the Autism Treatment Network includes hospitals, physicians, researchers and clinical thought leaders who share a common commitment to families and healthcare professionals dealing with autism.
— Eight ATN member hospitals were ranked among the “Best Children’s Hospitals,” by U.S. News and World Report for 2014-15.
ATN Member Sites
Contact: Dema Hakim
Phone: (781) 860-1715
Contact: Cathy Wolfe
Phone: (412) 235-5412
Contact: Christina Disandro
Phone: (267) 426-8677
Contact: Terry Mitchell
Phone: (513) 636-1665
Contact: Alicia Curran
Phone: (573) 884-7544
Contact: Melissa Brown
Phone: (614) 355-7500
Little Rock, AR
Contact: Stefanie Jernigan
Contact: Nina Harris
Phone: (877) ASD-VUMC (273-8862)
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Kathryn Smith
Phone: (323) 361-6102
Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact: Salina Eldon
Phone: (416) 925-5141, ext 2270
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Contact person: Shannon Mah
Important Note: Procedures for referrals to specialists and services differ from provider to provider. Charges for screening and treatment are subject to the governing policies of each individual institution and individual insurance coverage. Enquiries about charges and payment arrangements should be directed to the specified contact person for each site.
If you can't find an ATN provider near you:
- Search for resources by zip code in the Autism Speaks Resource Guide: autismspeaks.org/resource-guide
- Call the Family Services Autism Response Team (ART) at 888-AUTISM 2 (288-4762) or email them at email@example.com.
- Visit the Family Services webpage: www.autismspeaks.org/family-services
Currently the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) is a collaboration of 14 treatment and research centers dedicated to improving medical care for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). ATN sites are selected through a competitive grant application process and are typically funded for up to three years. For more information regarding ATN grant applications, contact:
AS-ATN Assistant Director
Autism Speaks ATN member sites have developed evidence-based protocols and standards of care for many of the most challenging medical and behavioral conditions surrounding autism today. ATN best practices can be shared with your institution to assist in improving outcomes for children and adolescents with autism.
ATN Care Model: Whole Care for the Whole Family
The ATN Care Model represents a comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary care approach for children with ASD. It promotes a high standard of coordinated care for the whole child and family. An ATN center is essentially a nexus of autism care -- a place that provides the highest level of direct care and clinical expertise and also serves as a resource to local families, community physicians, behavioral practitioners, and educational advocates -- a cornerstone of the family’s care community. The ATN Care Model follows these principles:
- Self-Management Support to help families define child-specific treatment goals and to develop a whole- child care plan.
- Shared-Decision Making that involves parents in decision making concerning their child’s treatment and ongoing care.
- Delivery System Design to track ongoing patient progress and ensure regular follow-ups, along with clearly defined goals and health outcomes.
- Multidisciplinary Team approach which recognizes the importance and value of a full range of expertise in autism healthcare.
- Coordination of Care for seamless access to specialized therapies, behavioral interventions, community and educational interventions and other related resources.
- Decision Support processes to assist families with decision-making based on evidence-based practice guidelines and continually updates information on advances in the field of autism treatments.
To learn about the opportunities/resources to implement ATN best practices at your location, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.