The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) is a collaborative among the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (AS ATN), the AS ATN Clinical Coordinating Center at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality (NICHQ). The AIR-P is made possible through the Combating Autism Act of 2006 to improve medical care for children and adolescents with autism.
Federal Partner and Funder
Health Resources and Services Administration
The AIR-P is made possible through funding from the Combating Autism Act (CAA) and by cooperative agreement UA3 MC 11054 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Research Program. To learn more about the CAA and this competitive grant process, please visit www.mchb.hrsa.gov.
On a day-to-day basis, the work of the AIR-P is carried out by 14 of the Autism Speaks ATN centers, under the general guidance, leadership and direction of the Principal Investigator, James Perrin, MD at MGHfC in collaboration with organizational partners to:
Meet our AIR-P Leaders
The Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) at MassGeneral General Hospital for Children (MGHfC)
The Principal Investigator for the AIR-P is James M. Perrin, MD. He is the Director of the ATN CCC at MGHfC. He is President-Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the MGH Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy.
Daniel L. Coury, MD, serves as the ATN’s Medical Director. Dr. Coury is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital, in Ohio. He helps set the vision for the ATN, leads guideline development and implementation of the network’s quality improvement (QI) initiatives.
James M. Perrin, MD Daniel L. Coury, MD Kirsten Klatka, MSW Brian Winklosky
Principal Investigator Medical Director Clinical Program Manager Clinical Research Program Manager
The Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (AS ATN)< p>
The AS ATN is a ground-breaking network of hospitals, physicians, researchers, and families at the AIR-P centers across the United States and Canada working together to develop the most effective approach to medical care for children and adolescents affected by autism. The AS ATN seeks to develop and promote consistent, high-quality medical care by teams of healthcare professionals who understand autism spectrum disorders. Teams excel at treating the various medical conditions, such as sleep disturbances and gastrointestinal complaints that often accompany an autism spectrum disorder. The network and collaborative structure of the AS ATN serves as the AIR-P. To contact the AS ATN, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clara Lajonchere, PhD Donna Murray, PhD
Vice President of AS ATN Senior Director
The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ)
NICHQ is a partner to ensure the quality of our evidence-based guidelines. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Charles Homer, NICHQ's primary aim is to improve the quality of healthcare for children by improving the systems responsible for its delivery. Led by experienced pediatric healthcare professionals, NICHQ helps organizations to build sustainable system improvement capabilities, accelerating the adoption of best practices and advocating for high quality children's healthcare. To learn more about NICHQ, please visit www.nichq.org.