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Children’s Hospital Colorado, in collaboration with JFK Partners, is a participant in the Autism Treatment Network (ATN). ATN is a cooperative multi-center program for clinics serving people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) through funding from the non-profit organization Autism Speaks. We are one of 17 sites in the United States and Canada.
The Autism Treatment Network clinics are dedicated to providing families with high quality, multidisciplinary, coordinated medical care for children and adolescents with autism and associated conditions. The ATN is also committed to developing standards and guidelines for evaluating and treating physical conditions associated with autism spectrum disorders, and to sharing these standards with other clinical programs.
In addition to improving the comprehensive care patients receive, the Autism Treatment Network also has the goal of advancing evidence-based research on medical issues and treatments in children with ASD. One avenue for meeting this goal is the ATN National Registry. The Registry database tracks the care and outcomes of children seen in ATN clinics, increasing clinicians’ ability to address a range of metabolic, genetic and gastrointestinal concerns through scientific research.
Finally, ATN also participates in the Health Services and Resources Administration's Combating Autism Act Initiatives, which funds the Autism Intervention Network for Physical Health (AIR-P) initiative. We have been fortunate to receive funding for a number of ongoing research studies pertaining to children with ASD.
Through the Autism Treatment Network, patients can receive research updates focused on the results of ongoing studies done at Children’s Colorado and other sites.
Wondering if your child can participate in a research study? For more information about participating in the Autism Treatment Network or AIR-P, please call 720-777-6602.