Autism Intervention Network on Behavioral Health
Seeking to reduce disparities through new and sustainable interventions
Nickname: AIR-B III
Project Period: September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2020
Principal Investigator: Tristram Smith, Ph.D.
Funded by: United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
There are well documented diagnostic and service disparities in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for children from low-income/rural households and children of color. The Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health (AIR-B) is a network of researchers seeking to advance evidence-based behavioral treatments for children with ASD, particularly those in underserved and minority communities. In our development year, 2015 - 2016, we conducted focus groups to understand strengths and weaknesses of the transition process and the process of obtaining the diagnostic evaluation and related services. The next phase of our project will involve an observation of the transition process for students entering new school systems.
We are now recruiting for both the Mind the Gap Pilot Study and the Building Better Bridges Pilot Study.
AIR-B relies on input from stakeholders in the community during each stage of the project. Are you or someone you know interested in joining the partnership and voicing your ideas for intervention? Contact Samantha Hochheimer to learn more about how you can become involved.
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