News from the Center for Autism Research at CHOP
June/July 2019
“Autistic person” or “person with autism”: Is one more correct?
The discussion over whether to use identity-first language versus person-first language is a persistent one within the autism community and at CAR. We want to know your thoughts, and so does this Scientific Journal!

CHOP Study Seeks Ways to Support Independent Mobility in Adulthood
Being able to get around on one's own is key to independence and quality of life. For autistic adolescents and their families, it can be difficult to find the support they need to safely - well, navigate- decisions about driving and transportation. HOP recently received funding for a five-year study to gain a more comprehensive understanding of mobility issues for autistic adolescents

July 14th: Join the SPARK team for a Family Fun Day at Kids at Play!
Need a break from the heat? Register for some air-conditioned, autism-friendly family fun and games, and participate in the SPARK for Autism study, too! Experts from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Connect Plus Therapy and Fun and Function will be onsite with free resources and guidance.  

2nd Annual Eagles Autism Challenge Results are in!
Thanks to everyone who rode, ran, walked, or donated to support the Eagles Autism Challenge! This year's event raised more than $3.5 million for autism research, bringing the grand total to more than $6 million for the two year total. Get a glimpse into how the funds are being used.

Featured Study:
Police Safety
Teens and adults ages 12+ with autism spectrum disorder are invited to be part of a study testing two different methods of helping people with ASD learn to interact with police officers. CAR researchers Julia Parish-Morris, PhD, and Ashley Zitter recently explained what they're learning from this study for a video at the International Society for Autism Research.

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 10am - 2:30pm

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 9am - 4pm

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 9am - 1:30pm

Explore all of our Studies
Advances in understanding autism and related disorders are only possible as a direct result of the participation of individuals and families. We have opportunities for all ages, and you do not need an autism diagnosis to participate. 

Help to inform the practitioners and teachers that work with your loved one on the spectrum.Most studies include expert clinical feedback.    Learn about current studies
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