Past Events

AIR-P Research Day at AUCD 2022 Conference

AIR-P Research Day at AUCD 2022 Conference  Copy to Calendar

Monday, November 14, 2022 - Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Location: 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

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.

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Autism Special Interest Group (SIG)

SIG Mission Statement

The goal of this special interest group is to improve the quality of life for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. We are an interdisciplinary, inclusive group that values active participation by all stakeholes, including autistic individuals, family members, clinicians, educators, and researchers. 

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SIG Leadership 

Co-Chairs (2022-present)

  • Gyasi Burtks-Abbott, LEND Program at Boston Children's Hospital and UMass Boston's Institute for Community Inclusion
  • Anjali Rao, University of Chicago
 Past SIG Leadership 
  • Brian Be,Self-Advocacy Coordinator, JFK Partners, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Laura Carpenter, SC LEND Training Director, Medical University of South Carolina


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.