AIR-P Network Steering Committee Meeting: A Chance to Review, Reflect and Move Forward

June 26, 2009

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The Autism Treatment Network (ATN) held the first in-person meeting of the AIR-P Steering Committee, whose role is to guide and oversee the research and guideline development activities specific to the ATN function as the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), an initiative of the Combating Autism Act.

The AIR-P is a collaborative research network, funded through a $12 million, three-year grant to the Massachusetts General Hospital from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Built on the ongoing structure of the ATN, the AIR-P focus is on research and the development over time of clinical guidelines for screening and treating physical health concerns common to children with autism.

Read more at Autism Speaks.