Investigators at UCLA and the AIR-B sites have been at the forefront of improving treatments for individuals with ASD for many years. The AIR-B mission recognizes that there continues to be a lack of knowledge about how best to intervene for all individuals with ASD; that existing interventions can be improved; and, that interventions for older individuals with ASD are sorely needed.
UCLA serves as the coordinating Center and as a research site for AIR-B activities, led by Dr. Connie Kasari, Professor of Education and Psychiatry, Principal Investigator of the AIR-B Network. AIR-B offices are located in the Semel Institute Building, and are accompanied by the Kasari Research Lab, the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART), and a range of other research and clinical programs (see www.semel.ucla.edu).
Activities at UCLA for AIR-B include: Coordination of cross-site activities and Projects Participation in Protocols 1, 2, 3, and 4 Dissemination activities Liason for Autism Intervention Guidelines Project (sub-contract to RAND)