Call for Submissions: AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES

Deadline: May 17, 2021, 4:00pm PST

April 13, 2021

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In September 2020, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) assumed leadership of the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) under the direction of Dr. Alice Kuo. Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, the AIR-P is an interdisciplinary, multicenter research network for scientific collaboration and infrastructure aimed at increasing life expectancy and quality of life for autistic individuals, with a focus on underserved/vulnerable populations.

The AIR-P supports innovative life course intervention research in six areas (Research Nodes):

  1. primary care services and quality,
  2. community-based lifestyle interventions,
  3. gender, sexuality, and reproductive health,
  4. health systems and services,
  5. neurology, and
  6. genetics.

The mission of the AIR-P is to develop a robust research infrastructure that will foster measurable improvements in optimal physical health and well-being of autistic individuals and their families across the lifespan. The AIR-P envisions a future where autistic individuals experience optimal multi-dimensional health and well-being. More information about the AIR-P is provided at


2021 AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES
: May 17, 2021, 4:00pm PST

The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) is pleased to launch the Call for Proposals for the 2021 AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES. This is the first of two annual AIR-P Research Days; the second will be scheduled to align with the AUCD annual conference in November/December. 

This call includes submissions for virtual rapid fire presentation sessions on autism and physical health. Submissions of work in progress is encouraged, as the Research Day will provide opportunity for structured questions and feedback from peers and experts. 

Presentations will be held virtually during the AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES from 12:00-3:00pm PST on July 14, 2021.

All proposals are due by May 17th at 4pm PST and notifications will be sent out to the presenters by June 1st, 2021.   


Each presenter is asked to record a 5-10 minute presentation. The recording must be submitted two weeks before the Research Day and will be made available for online viewing in advance. The presentations will be grouped based on topic area and presenters are required to review all recordings within their group. On the Research Day, groups of presenters will meet with a group facilitator and each presenter will provide a 1 minute overview of their virtual poster presentation followed by Q&A. 


Submissions must include an informative title, 50-70 word brief description, and a 250 word abstract.

Please submit your proposal at AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES Survey
by May 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm PST.

All information presented during the AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES must adhere to AUCD conference presentation accessibility guidelines. By submitting your proposal, you agree to create a presentation that follows AUCD's presentation accessibility requirements if you are accepted to present at the AIR-P Research Day. 


Proposals Due May 17 / Applicants Notified  June 1 2021 / Video Presentation Deadline July 1 2021 / Video Online View July 7, 2021 / AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES July 14 2021


The AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES is an add-on meeting coinciding annually with the Autism CARES Meeting. Content for each meeting differs significantly. The AIR-P Research Day is not a replacement for the Autism CARES meeting.


 Autism CARES Meeting

 AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES

 Intended audience

 All CARES grantees

 AIR-P network





 July 21, 2021

 July 14, 2021


Questions regarding the 2021 AIR-P Research Day at Autism CARES should be directed to Dawn Rudolph at [email protected].