The Autism Intervention Research Network for Behavioral Health (AIR-B) is an effort to advance behavioral interventions and health for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Funded in 2008 by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), this collaborative treatment research program involves 5 expert sites: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Michigan, University of Washington, Florida State University, and Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI).
While researchers have made progress in identifying useful interventions for ASD, there are several major unmet needs which have prompted the new research we are undertaking in the AIR-B.
Overall goals for the AIR-B program are to:
|Test improved behavioral and social treatments for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)|
|develop clinical tools and materials to aid intervention efforts|
|disseminate information through many media about ASD and treatment that will be readily accessible to the public and to the field|
|prepare an updated clinical guideline report on evidence-based behavioral interventions for children with ASD|