RESEARCH

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06/21/2022

AIR-P Presents: Autism in Girls and Women

In this webinar, Dr. Christine Wu Nordahl will provided an overview of current research focused on understanding autism in girls and women. Topics included biological and clinical theories about: -the difference in the sex ratio of autism -current insights into neurobiological sex differences in autism -unique challenges faced by autistic girls and women

06/28/2022

AIR-P & HWRN Present: Food Selectivity in Autism: Causes, Consequences, and Remediation

AIR-P is collaborating with the Healthy Weight Research Network (HWRN) to present a webinar on: Food Selectivity in Autism. Read more in the full event page description.

08/03/2022

2022 MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

fromhttps://health.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/events/summer-institute.html
This annual event is intended to help participants keep pace with the latest in evidence-based treatment and research on neurodevelopmental disabilities and the implications for best practices in prevention, assessment, and treatment. ​We are excited to offer this inter-disciplinary event, bringing together researchers and self-advocates to share valuable information and personal experience. We welcome all health care professionals, educators, therapists, self-advocates and families/caregivers to this free virtual event. The theme is We Belong: Preparing for Community Life and Fulfillment After High School.
pdf File Event Flyer [download]

08/10/2022

AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES 2022

This virtual, semi-annual event is an opportunity to highlight innovative life course intervention research  supported by the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P).

10/18/2022

AIR-P Presents: Evaluating the Use of Flexible Seating for Neurotypical and Neurodivergent Children

In this webinar, Laura will begin by discussing the research to practice gap in autism education, before emphasizing the need to take a collaborative approach when it comes to meeting the needs of autistic young people in school. Laura will then focus on a case example of a research-practice partnership, where researchers at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) worked collaboratively with staff from an inclusive school for children aged 4-11 years, to evaluate the use of flexible seating in classrooms.

10/23/2022

Stanford Neurodiversity Summit 2022

fromhttps://med.stanford.edu/neurodiversity/SNS2022.html
The Stanford Neurodiversity Summit is a forum for exchange of ideas about neurodiversity among all people. It is a venue where we listen to each other, especially when our views are not the same. This active listening is not just about respect, but an act to grow together as a community.

11/14/2022

AIR-P Research Day at AUCD 2022 Conference

This in-person, semi-annual event is an opportunity to highlight innovative life course intervention research  supported by the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P). This event is part of the AUCD 2022 Conference.

12/20/2022

AIR-P Presents: Environmental Health and Gene-Environment in Relation to Autism

This presentation will review literature on environmental factors, and gene-environment interactions, for autism and related traits and discuss gaps and needs for future research studies. Topics will include: -How do environmental factors contribute to Autism? -Autism comes from both genetic and environmental factors, though few studies have examined them jointly. -Future research needs to more frequently examine modifiable exposures and impacts on traits and disabilities associated with autism.
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03/21/2023

AIR-P Presents: Preliminary Findings from GI Wanna Talk about Autism - A Mixed-Methods, Participatory Study of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Autistic Adults

Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are prevalent in autistic individuals, but little is known about them in autistic adults. "G.I Wanna Talk About Autism" is a mixed-methods, participatory research study with the goal of 1) describing the lived experiences of autistic adults with GI symptoms, and 2) developing recommendations to improve the GI health of this population. Join this webinar to learn about the study's activities and preliminary findings.

05/09/2023

Project ECHO Orientation for UCEDDs/LENDs

Join the Project ECHO Orientation to learn more about the ECHO model and how you can incorporate it into your work as a UCEDD (University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities) or LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) program (or partner organization). Partners at the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities and the Center for Human Development at the University of Alaska Anchorage will share how they are implementing ECHO.

05/16/2023

AIR-P Presents: Sound Sensitivity in Autistic Adults: Clinical Manifestations and Correlates

In this webinar, Zack Williams will discuss the different types of sound sensitivity that exist in autistic people and present new research findings on the manifestations, clinical correlates, and neural/perceptual underpinnings of these sometimes debilitating conditions.

05/19/2023

Nisonger Institute 2023 - ABCs of Inclusive Research: Accessible Measures and Better Therapy Guidelines through Community Engagement

fromhttps://nisonger.osu.edu/education-training/institute-2023/
This event will provide a framework and strategies for producing inclusive, authentic, accessible, and actionable research on mental health in intellectual disability (ID) through community engaged research.

06/20/2023

AIR-P Presents: Genomics for the well-being of autistic people: challenges and recommendations

In this webinar Dr. Heini Natri will discuss the topic that equitable and just genetic research requires an examination of the ethical questions pertaining to marginalized communities. Many have expressed concerns over current practices of autism-related genetic research, urging the field to shift towards practices that ensure benefits and protect against harm. As an interdisciplinary working group of autistic and non-autistic individuals, we have developed guidelines for leveraging genetics to enhance the quality of life, health, and autonomy of autistic persons.

07/11/2023

AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES 2023

pdf File AIR-P Research Day at CARES 2023 Full Agenda [download]

07/18/2023

AIR-P Presents: Autistic Stakeholder's Perspectives of a Flourishing Survey Measure

Dr. Samantha Ross will share updates on a current AIR-P Scholars Project that has engaged autistic youth and their parents as stakeholders to evaluate the construct validity of flourishing items within the National Survey of Children's Health.
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