Providing “whole care” for the “whole child”
The Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network serves as base for the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P). The AIR-P includes a network of dedicated doctors, nurses, and specialized health care professionals who understand autism spectrum disorders. The network model of care promotes treating the whole child over time through a family-centered, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary approach. .
Improving the health and healthcare for children and young adults with autism
We are dedicated to finding better ways to manage the health of children and adolescents with autism. The ATN/AIR-P is devoted to improving the quality and availability of medical care for children and adolescents with ASD. Working together to develop uniform approaches for diagnosing and treating ASD and associated conditions.
Learning and searching for better ways to treat the whole person with autism. Innovative research to develop effective treatments
The ATN/AIR-P conducts clinical research projects on the medical conditions that often accompany ASD. This research is aimed at having an impact on the health of children with autism by answering questions that have long concerned clinicians and families.
Guidelines and Tools
Sharing what we know to optimize care for families and professionals
The ATN/AIR-P provides the latest information about effective care of the whole person with autism. The network’s expert clinicians and researchers work together along with families to develop and disseminate tool kits filled with resources and tips for families and professionals to use in the everyday care, treatment and support of individuals with autism.
Clinical CareProviding “whole care” for the “whole child”
Improving CareImproving the health and healthcare for children and young adults with autism
ResearchLearning and searching for better ways to treat the whole person with autism.
Guidelines and ToolsSharing what we know to optimize care for families and professionals
Susan Hyman, MD, is the 2013 Council on Children with Disabilities Arnold J Capute Award winner!
Did you know that the ATN/AIR-P has a great library of tool kits for parents and providers?
Parent’s Guide to Sleep Strategies
Many children with ASD have difficulty with sleep. This can be stressful for children and their families. This informational booklet is designed to provide parents with strategies to improve sleep in their child affected by ASD.
Find an ATN/AIR-P Site Near You
With 14 centers across the United States and Canada, the ATN/AIR-P provides families a family-centered care experience for providing coordinated, comprehensive care for their child with an autism spectrum disorder.
Meet our ATN/AIR-P Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles