Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health

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Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health


The Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities is one of 14 Collaborating Research Entities participating on a project led by the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, National Coordinating Center.  The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) Supports innovative life course intervention research that promotes optimal health and well-being of autistic individuals across the lifespan in six key areas: 

  1. Primary Care Services and Quality
  2. Community-based Lifestyle Interventions
  3. Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health
  4. Health Systems and Services
  5. Neurology
  6. Genetics. 

AIR-P seeks to involve autistic individuals in all stages of research from the development and planning stages to data collection, analysis, and dissemination. The project is focused on promoting inclusive research and mentoring autistic individuals in leading research investigations in the role of principal investigator. 

The Sonoran Center coordinates the Autism Research Collaborative, a multi-disciplinary group of faculty and scholars who engage in independent and collaborative research focused on addressing the needs of the Autistic community. 

Project Leads at UCLA:


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    Funding is provided by The Regents of the University of California, Subaward number 1557 G ZB676.