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The AIR-B Network has developed three network activities, which are referred to as AIR-B I, AIR-B II, and AIR-B III.

AIR-B I: Starting in the fall of 2008, we initiated four randomized clinical trials. These trials focused on novel interventions delivered in underserved and under-represented community settings to reduce core deficits of children with ASD. Over the course of three years, we screened over 600 children for eligibility and enrolled over 500 participants across sites, greatly expanding evidence based treatments for children with ASD across a wide age range.

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)- Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)
  • Florida State University (FSU)
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI)
  • New York-Presbyterian Center for Autism and the Development Brain (CADB)
  • University of Washington (UW)

AIR-B II: AIR-B expanded to include two additional sites: University of Rochester (URMC) and University of Pennsylvania (CMHPSR). These sites joined with UCLA (CART) to continue conducting randomized clinical trials in underserved, underrepresented schools. AIR-B II designed a three-year study to examine the implementation of proven-efficacious interventions for students with ASD. The first study year was devoted to improving our understanding of how public schools currently serve students with autism and to developing community partnerships with the school districts and community stakeholders at each of the three sites. In the second and third years of the study, we are evaluating the deployment and implementation of evidence-based practices in elementary schools. 

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)- Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)
  • University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)
  • University of Pennsylvania -Center of Mental Health Policy and Services Research (CMHSR)

AIR-B III: AIR-B expended to include the University of California, Davis (MIND Institute). The newest phase of AIR-B is designing a five-year study that aims to reduce service disparities for this population through developing new and sustainable interventions. By partnered with people who understand the community, we aim to ensure that these interventions match the community needs. Using Community Based Participatory Research (CBRP), partnership approach to research that equitably involves community stakeholders and researchers in all aspects of this research process, all partners contribute expertise and share decision making and ownership.

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)- Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)
  • University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)
  • University of Pennsylvania -Center of Mental Health Policy and Services Research (CMHSR)
  • University of California, Davis (UC Davis)- Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorder (MIND Institute)
 
 
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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UA3 MC 11055 (AIR-B). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
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