Our Autism Treatment Network is a collaboration of 14 specialty centers dedicated to providing families with state of the art, multidisciplinary healthcare for childrens and teens affected by autism. The ATN was established to provide a place for families to go for high quality, coordinated medical care for children and adolescents with autism and associated conditions.
What makes us special?
Our sites see more than 43,000 patients annually, providing coordinated healthcare for behavioral and medical issues common among those with autism. This includes specialty care for autism-related gastrointestinal (GI) issues, seizures, sleep disturbance and dietary/weight concerns.
Through its role as the federally funding Autism Intervention Network for Physical Health, the Autism Speaks ATN also pursues life-changing research. Here are some of the highlights of this work:
Some 7,000 families have become part of our patient registry - providing valuable information for researchers advancing understanding and treatment of autism-related medical conditions. Thanks to the generosity of these families, ours is the first and largest autism medical registry in the world.
Our clinicians have developed and published national guidelines for the management of constipation, disturbed sleep and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in children with autism. The first set of these guidelines appeared in a special supplement to Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Download them here.) We expect to publish more this year.
We have created more than 18 tool kits on managing autism-related behavioral and health issues. These have been delivered to more than 150,000 families and health care providers. They can be download free of charge from the Autism Speaks website here.
In addition, our ATN centers deliver educational programs to more than 94,000 medical professionals, families and students each year.
Find out more about us and our clinicians and what makes our ATN special. Click the links at left to see what we do, our vision for the future, how to find an ATN location, and even download some helpful tools and other information.
One mom blogs about her ATN experience: Discovering “One Stop Shopping” in Autism Care
Click here to learn how the ATN, serving as the Autism Intervention Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), is advancing autism research and medical practice through funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), made possible by the Autism CARES Act.
Find an ATN in your community
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