Navigation Links
Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network receives $12 million AIR-P grant
Date:9/26/2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 26, 2011) The Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN), has received a $12 million federal grant to continue to serve as the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P). The AIR-P supports clinical research, development of best-practice guidelines, tool kits for families and physicians, and clinician training activities. "This agreement provides the ATN with a jump start in developing the kinds of research programs that will provide answers to questions that parents have about the health care for their children with autism," says lead AIR-P investigator James Perrin, M.D., director of Autism Speaks' Clinical Coordinating Center and of MassGeneral Hospital for Children's Division of General Pediatrics, and professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. "It also gives us the opportunity to develop and disseminate best health care practices for children and their families."

Studies that will be conducted with this major grant include a clinical trial of interventions to reduce or avoid the excessive weight gain associated with some of the medications used to treat autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and a clinical trial of interventions to treat sleep problems in children with ASD and iron deficiency. The funding will also support the development of additional research within the ATN, in areas related to medical and physical health issues. AIR-P is also developing its Autism Collaborative. This empirical approach measures whether sites are actually implementing the model and determining whether it's working, and provides a level of rigor that is critical for the field. "Families are faced with many choices in creating a treatment plan for their child or loved one," explained ATN Medical Director Daniel Coury, M.D. "This Autism Collaborative shows that we're putting data behind what we say and do in creating best practices for comprehensive care of individuals with ASD."

The funding represents the ATN's second major AIR-P grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau, for a total of $24 million since 2008. In those first three years, AIR-P funding supported 11 clinical research projects. In addition to research, the AIR-P and ATN support tool kit development and family outreach, as well as webinars, conference presentations, training and mentoring for medical professionals.

In 2011, ATN and AIR-P published the first of its Tool kits to provide guidance to families and providers. "Taking the Work Out of Blood Work: Helping Your Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder A Parent's Guide," and the companion provider's guide provides clear guidance for families and medical providers to help make necessary medical procedures less stressful. The ATN and AIR-P also produced the Medication Decision Aid Tool Kit to help families understand more of the choices and considerations involved in considering medications in collaboration with their child's doctor. These Tool kits are free of charge and available to download from http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/resources-programs/autism-treatment-network/tools-you-can-use.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jane E. Rubinstein
jrubinstein@rubenstein.com
212-843-8287
Autism Speaks
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Toys"R"Us, Inc. Expands its Support of Autism Speaks Throughout North America
2. Local Carrollton Center Hosting More than 50 Autism Experts from Coast-to-Coast
3. Autism-Related Hypersensitivity Better Understood
4. Autism Science Foundation Offers IMFAR Grants to Autism Stakeholders
5. Another Study Refutes Vaccination-Autism Link
6. Bonding Hormone Might Help Some With Autism
7. Autisms earliest symptoms not evident in children under 6 months
8. True Signs of Autism May Not Appear Until 1st Birthday
9. Court Orders Reinstatement of Vital, Cost-Saving Treatment for Children With Autism
10. Sumner Redstone Donates $1 Million to Autism Speaks to Support Autism Research and Programs
11. A mothers sensitivity may help language growth in children with autism spectrum disorder
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network receives $12 million AIR-P grant
(Date:4/28/2017)... york (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... to announce that Aditya Patel M.D. has joined the revolutionary endoscopic practice under ... and board certification in Interventional Pain Medicine. The patented, revolutionary eDiscSculpt Technique created ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... From April 30 to ... Care Medicine will host industry leaders for the annual spring Convention & Expo, ... the industry adapt to the issues currently affecting urgent care and on-demand healthcare. ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Bill Howe started his sewer and drain company in 1980 ... joined the team, the Bill Howe brand was born and they began cultivating their ... back to the San Diego community in which they worked, lived and were raising ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Phytomer USA ... region. Côté has 20+ years of experience within the beauty industry, ranging from ... an array of high-end cosmetic brands, retail brands and outlets in Canada and ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... NuevaCare, ... cities as diverse as Millbrae, Burlingame, and Palo Alto, is proud to announce information ... interested persons to bookmark and read organized content on topics such as home care ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)...  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), ... it will be participating in the Deutsche Bank Securities ... in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday, ... a.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast of ... Relations website at http://investor.zimmerbiomet.com .  The webcast will ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... --  ZappRx, Inc ., a digital health company focused on ... it closed $25 million in Series B funding led by ... Seattle that is part of a ... B round included participation from SR One , who ... (formerly Google Ventures). As part of the financing, ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... DUBLIN , April 20, 2017 ... "Latin America Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Services Market Analysis By Service ... And Segment Forecasts, 2014 - 2025" report to their ... The Latin ... USD 21.0 billion by 2025 Low drug registration ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: