AIR-P LEND Seminar Series


Background of AIR-P

The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) establishes and maintains an interdisciplinary, multicenter research network for scientific collaboration and infrastructure to increase the life expectancy and quality of life for autistic individuals, particularly for underserved and vulnerable populations. The purpose of the AIR-P is to support innovative life course intervention research that promotes optimal health and well-being of autistic individuals across the lifespan.

Committees are an important element of the AIR-P. They engage the Collaborating Research Entities (CREs) and Node Leaders in supporting critical functions of the AIR-P Network, provide leadership opportunities and professional development for early career researchers, and establish platforms for networking and collaboration among AIR-P partners.

One of the AIR-P Committees is the LEND Committee, which helps facilitate the mission of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs within the AIR-P Network. The AIR-P LEND Committee includes members from academic institutions involved in the national LEND Network. The committee’s work aims to utilize the interdisciplinary expertise of its members to advance the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals and researchers towards improving healthcare outcomes for autistic people. In an effort to provide a high-quality educational resource, the committee developed the LEND Seminar Series on the six AIR-P Research Nodes. The Research Nodes represent gaps in our current understanding of the life course health development of autistic individuals:

  1. Primary Care Services and Quality
  2. Community-Based Lifestyle Interventions
  3. Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health
  4. Health Systems and Services
  5. Neurology
  6. Genetics

The AIR-P Network’s LEND Committee developed the LEND Seminar Series as a publicly available and free resource.


AIR-P LEND Seminar Series

The AIR-P LEND Seminar Series explains the six AIR-P Research Nodes, current gaps in research, and aims to streamline the research to practice pipeline within that node’s research area. This resource will guide LEND programs in incorporating this content into future curricula so that LEND trainees may gain relevant and significant knowledge related to improving the physical health and quality of life for autistic individuals.


Primary Care Services and Quality

Community-based Lifestyle Interventions

Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health

Health Systems and Services




The structure of the AIR-P LEND Seminar Series was based on the processes and content used to create the PacWest Learning Modules

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the grant #UT2MC39440. The information, content and/or conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Resource Topic(s): Curriculum Development and Delivery, Resources for LEND/DBP Trainees
Resource Target
LEND/DBP Faculty or Staff, LEND/DBP Trainees
Resource Format(s): Curriculum/Educational Material, Learning Module/Video
Resource Published: 07/10/2023

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