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Life, Animated Screening & Discussion w/ Robert Naseef & Brad Norford
September 27th
6 PM Presentation, 7:30 Film
Regal Cinema King of Prussia
300 Goddard Blvd, KoP
*Proceeds benefit CAR*


  Next Steps Workshop for Families 
Wednesday, September 28th
9 AM to 4 PM 
3535 Market Street, Phila.
 
Friday, September 30th
Chase Center, Wilmington, DE

Saturday, October 1
8:30 Am to 2 PM
Free Library of Philadelphia

Thursday, October 2 7
from 9 AM to 4 PM
3535 Market Street, Phila

Thursday & Friday, 
October 27th & 28th
Harrah's Atlantic City  
 
2nd Annual Montco Holiday Wine & Beer Pairing Benefiting CAR
Friday, October 28th, 7 PM
Meadowlands Country Club,
Blue Bell, PA
 
 Next Steps Into Adulthood Workshop & Resource Fair 
Saturday, November 6th
from  9 Am to 4 PM
3535 Market Street, Phila. 
 
Wednesday December 14th
 from 9 AM to 4 PM
3535 Market Street, Phila.

CAR in the News

Contact Us:
autism@email.chop.edu 
267-426-7540 | 1-866-570-6524
 

Blue Car Autism Dispatch
 SEPTEMBER 2016 
CHOP, Drexel Join National Consortium Studying Baby Teeth for Clues to Environmental, Chemical Risks Associated With Autism  
Bob Schultz, PhD, will lead the CHOP study site
   
CAR is one of ten autism research centers nationwide involved in study that will use new technology to look at the baby teeth of children who have siblings with autism, to learn  whether prenatal exposure to certain chemicals might make these children more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder. This will be one of the first large-scale studies to examine whether chemicals might disrupt genetic functioning and brain development.
CAR Researcher Dreams of a Better Night's Sleep for Children With Autism, Their Families
Sleeping
As many reading this know all to well- sleep difficulties plague as many as  50%-80% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)- and by default, their parents! Dr. Amanda Bennet led a study aimed at providing parents and pediatricians with better clinical support.  
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The Eagles Hand Off Major Donation to Autism Research at Inaugural 'Taking Flight for Autism'
CHOP President/ CEO Madeline Bell and Eagles Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie
Eagles Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie announced that the Eagles Charitable Foundation will be making a $1 million donation to the autism support autism programs at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the research programs at CHOP's Center for Autism Research. The announcement was made at last night's inaugural Taking Flight for Autism fundraiser at Lincoln Financial Field. In addition, more than $300,000 in net proceeds from the event will also be donated  
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Parent Blog Post: It's Complicated 
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  autismmommytherapist.wordpress.com .
Read Kim's blog post >>
 
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     About ASD!

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.  Check out currently-enrolling studies below and sign up for autismMatch to be notified about studies tailored just for you
!
 
ALL AGES
This study of individuals with autism and their biological parents is open to all ages and can be done entirely from home with an online questionnaire and saliva DNA test.
 
3-12 MONTHS
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.  
  
Infants between the ages of 6 to 12 months are eligible for a non-invasive brain imaging study specially developed for infants and toddlers to understand how brain processes change during child development.  
  
1-5 YEARS 
Research on Autism and Developmental Disorders (ROADD)
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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Parents of any child between the ages of 18 months and 4 years (with or without ASD) are needed to help test a very simple app that measures how well children respond to their name in everyday environments.   .
5-17 YEARS
Boys ages 6-17 with or without ASD are eligible to enroll in a study to understand how the brain processes information.
 
6-12 YEARS
Longitudinal Study of Brain Development in School-Aged Children
Children aged 6-8 with
or  without ASD  are invited to participate in this study to understand how brain structure & function change during childhood.
 
Two studies to understand how the brain processes information for:
- Girls & boys ages 6-10 with ASD or with typical development 
- Girls & boys ages 8-12 with ASD or with typical development 
 
This study is enrolling boys and girls ages 8-12 who:
- have 
ASD 
and are minimally verbal or nonverbal 
- OR have a Developmental or Intellectual Disability (DD/ID) 
 
12-17 YEARS
Teenaged boys and girls ages 12-16 with AND without ASD are eligible for this study to understand how brain processes change during child development.  
 
Adolescent boys aged 14-17 who are diagnosed with ASD are invited to participate in this MEG study involving a single dose of arbaclofen. 
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Using MEG Technology with Children with ASD
We are seeking parents, teachers & therapists familiar with ASD to help us prepare for an imaging study for minimally & nonverbal children.