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8/12/2021

AIR-P Scholars & Pilot and Feasibility Funding Program

Call for Applications and Proposals

The Autism Intervention Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) seeks applications for the AIR-P Scholars & Pilot and Feasibility funding program during January-December 2022 project year. Proposals must address a topic or topics related to autism and physical health with a focus on enhancing the health and well-being of autistic people. Preference will be given to projects with an emphasis on underserved groups.

 
 

10/13/2021

NCED Path to Independence Student and Faculty Featured on Autism Goes to College Podcast

Path to Independence (P2I) offers young adults (age 18-28) with intellectual disabilities access to college through a 2-year, non-degree seeking certificate program. One of the program's students and the Academic Coordinator were invited guests on the podcast, Autism Goes to College. Listen to the conversation in Episode 7 on Spotify,

 
 

10/11/2021

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center(TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND)TRIAD programpartners with zoological association to develop 'inclusive communities of science'

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's (TN IDDRC, UCEDD, LEND) Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) is collaborating with Oregon State University's STEM Research Center and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to support the Modeling Zoos and Aquariums as Inclusive Communities of Science (MoZAICS) project.

 
 

10/4/2021

UD's Spectrum Scholars Students Attract Media Attention

Delaware Public Media spotlights the University of Delaware-JPMorgan Chase Spectrum Scholars program and two of its participating students. Both secured internships, an outgrowth of the Center for Disabilities Studies-administered program's attention to career development.

 
 

9/22/2021

ECHO Autism: Training Community Clinicians to Provide Quality Care for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Primary care providers-physicians, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants- are invited to participate in ECHO Autism videoconferencing sessions focusing on caring for the unique needs of autistic adults.

 
 
 

Upcoming Events

AIR-P Presents: Epilepsy in Autism

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

This presentation will provide an overview of the incidence and pathophysiology of epilepsy in patients with autism spectrum disorders, as well as special considerations in treatment.

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AIR-P Research Day at AUCD2021 Conference

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Monday, November 1, 2021
2:00 - 5:00 pm eastern
Location: Zoom

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

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AIR-P Presents: Utilizing a cross-system framework to guide research on autism and criminal justice intersections: implications for physical health outcomes

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Research demonstrates that autistic individuals interact with the criminal justice system at high rates. These interactions consequently are risk factors to physical, behavioral, and mental health, as well as the overall wellbeing of autistic individuals. The Global Autism and Criminal Justice Consortium was developed to address this issue and respond to calls from the autism community to prioritize criminal justice concerns.

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Past Events

AIR-P Presents: Genetics Care in Adults and Children with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

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Friday, September 24, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Current advances in our knowledge of the genetic contributions to physical health and its integration into medical care have generated both opportunities for advancing healthcare and critical gaps in knowledge on its impact. We will introduce the landscape of genetic advances for individuals with neurodevelopmental differences, from diagnostics to ancestry and predictive risk. We will also explore the current state of genetics within healthcare, the role of early diagnosis on outcomes, opportunities for implementation of individualized interventions, and discuss future directions for this advancing field.

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Information Session - AIR-P Scholars & Pilot and Feasibility Funding Program

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Monday, August 23, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual

This is an information session for the Autism Intervention Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) application for the AIR-P Scholars & Pilot and Feasibility funding program.The goal of the program is to launch the next generation of researchers seeking to promote the health and well-being of autistic individuals across the lifespan.The session will include an overview of the applications requirements along with time for Q&A.

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AIR-P Presents: Addressing Reproductive Health and Obstetrics/Gynecology Health Care in Autistic Adults

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Dr. Jennifer Ames from the AIR-P Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health Research Node, will describe ongoing research examining reproductive health and obstetrics/gynecology health care gaps for autistic people, inclusive of female, transgender, and gender-diverse identities. The presentation will focus on topics such OB/GYN clinic visits, cervical cancer screenings, and use of hormonal contraception, with particular attention to differences across sociodemographic characteristics. Future work investigating obstetric care quality and pregnancy experiences will also be discussed.

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ITAC

The Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC) provides technical assistance to LENDs and DBPs to better train professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities. The ITAC website contains news, resources, and information tailored for LENDs and DPBs as well as the medical and public health communities and families of children with ASD/DD. ITAC and its projects were designed in collaboration with federal staff, program directors, and families of children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

www.aucd.org/itac.