Studies to Understand Medical Issues Associated with Autism
Autism Treatment Network (ATN)
The Rochester site of the Autism Treatment Network (ATN) is directed by Drs. Susan Hyman and Tristram Smith. This network is funded by Autism Speaks and is the nation's first network of hospitals and physicians dedicated to bridging gaps between science and practice to improve treatment for individuals with Autism. Through the ATN, children receive comprehensive medical care from physicians who are at the forefront of efforts to address the medical issues that arise with Autism. In keeping with the collaborative nature of the ATN, clinicians in the network share current best practices with a wide variety of other centers and have a real commitment to treatment—based on extensive hands-on experience—and to finding better ways to assess and manage the health of children with Autism.
Focus areas for current ATN quality improvement projects include gastrointestinal symptoms and sleep problems in children with Autism.
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Who is Eligible to Participate?
Children aged 2-17 who are evaluated through our clinical services with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder are eligible to participate.
How Does the Study Work?
There may be questionnaires to complete as well as study visits for the child to attend.
Alison Diehl, M.S., Health Project Coordinator
Angela Allen, L.M.S.W.
Lynn L. Cole, M.S., R.N., P.N.P
Alyssa Zelter, Data Control Clerk
Susan L. Hyman, M.D., Co-Investigator
Jessica Roesser, M.D.
Tristram H. Smith, Ph.D., Co-Investigator
Pediatric Gastrointestinal Faculty
Pediatric Sleep Medicine Services