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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Thursday, March 31, 2016
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Zoobiquity 2016: Connecting Health & Medicine in Animals & Humans 
Saturday, April 2, 2016
from 1:30 to 4:30 PM
Gwynedd Mercy Autism Institute 9th Annual Conference
Saturday, April 9, 2016
from 9 to 10:30 AM 
Sunday, April 10, 2016
from 10 AM to 4 PM 

7th Annual Huddle Up for Autism- SOLD OUT 
Sunday, April 17, 2016
from 11:30 AM to 3 PM

ASA Philly Spring 2016 Conference
Friday, May 6, 2016
from 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM 

Next Steps Into Adulthood
Saturday, May 7, 2016
from 9 AM to 4 PM 
Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Autism Dispatch
MARCH 2016 
Studying How Teens with ASD Tell Stories Reveals Social Strengths and Conversational Breakdowns  
A recent study published in the Journal of Child Language unveils a more
Dr. deMarchena (L) & Dr. Eigsti (R)
complicated and perhaps surprising picture of conversational interactions among teens with and without ASD. CAR's Ashley deMarchena, PhD and UConn's Inge-Marie Eigsti, PhD, studied how teens adjusted their storytelling when they knew their conversational partner shared some knowledge of the topic. They discovered some often-overlooked social strengths and where conversational difficulties can arise.
New Brain Study Tailored for Nonverbal Children on the Autism Spectrum
The children who speak least - or not at all - are rarely represented in cutting-edge brain imaging research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A signature project at CHOP aims to change that with a new study enrolling children with ASD who are minimally verbal or nonverbal. Learn more >>
When Tracking Brain Activity, Timing Can Be Key
Tim Roberts
CAR researcher and Professor of Radiology Dr. Tim Roberts describes how new technologies are making it possible to see not only what is happening in the brain, but also where and when- and why that makes them ideally suited for studying autism.
10 Suggestions to Help a Newly-Diagnosed Family, From an Autism Mom
This is a post written for Autism Speaks by Kim McCafferty, mother to two sons on the autism spectrum and an Autism Family Partner at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). CHOP is an  Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network  site. Kim is also the author of a blog about her two children with autism at .
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I nfants, children, teens and parents with 
and  without ASD can participate in research to help us understand  the causes of ASD and develop effective therapies. 
Infant Brain Imaging Study 
Infants between the ages of 3 to 6 months with an older full sibling who is diagnosed with ASD OR is typically developing are eligible to enroll. 
Early Intervention Study
Children younger than age 5 receiving services from Elwyn are eligible to enroll. 
Research on Autism and Developmental Disorders
Children ages 2-5 with OR without ASD may enroll. Children who have an older brother or sister with ASD may enroll at 12 months old .
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Studying Communication and Social Patterns in Adults 
Typically developing adults aged 20-55 are invited to participate in a study on social understanding and social communication in adults with ASD.
Studying School Transitions for Children and Teens with ASD 
Families and providers who work with children and teens with ASD transitioning to Kindergarten and to high school are invited to enroll in a study to better understand these transitions and how to support them.
Learn more about the provider study  

Speech & Language Processing Studies 
Boys and girls ages 6-17 with OR without ASD are invited to volunteer for this study. 

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