New study: Is it anxiety or autism? Or both?
Also inside:Treating co-occurring anxiety and autism and Eagles Autism Challenge ... 
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
John Herrington, PhD,
CAR Researcher
New Research Helps Untangle Anxiety & Autism

Researchers have long puzzled over a central question: is anxiety is a condition that occurs in addition to autism, or is anxiety one symptom among the constellation of symptoms that contribute to ASD?

CAR's Dr. John Herrington and his colleagues recently published a set of studies that sheds some light how people with autism experience symptoms of anxiety.
What treatments are available for co-occurring anxiety and ASD?
Treating Anxiety and Autism in Clinical Practice

Since there are very few studies on how to treat anxiety in patients with ASD, it can be challenging for families to find a clinical specialist. So, what should clinicians do to help children with a dual diagnosis?
Read Dr. Herrington's suggestions for clinical practice 
Disinterest and anxiety can look the same in ASD
Is it Anxiety or Social Disinterest?  

Social interactions are a common cause of anxiety among individuals with autism. However, it can be challenging to distinguish between social disinterest and social anxiety in someone diagnosed with ASD- behaviorally, disinterest and anxiety can look the same in individuals with ASD.

Susan Levy, MD
Susan Levy, MD, MPH receives the AAP's Arnold J. Capute Award
CAR's Dr. Susan Levy Honored with Prestigious Award  

Susan E. Levy, MD, MPH, Director of the Autism Integrated Care Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and CAR's Medical Director, was honored on Saturday, September 16 th as this year's recipient of the Arnold J. Capute Award, given by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Arnold J. Capute Award is presented each year to an AAP member for outstanding contributions in the field of children with disabilities.

Are You Up for the Challenge? 

Saturday, May 19th, join the Philadelphia Eagles players, alumni, coaches, executives, cheerleaders and SWOOP for the inaugural  Eagles Autism Challenge

This one-day bike ride and family-friendly 5K run/walk will raise funds for innovative autism research and programs at CHOP, Drexel University, and Thomas Jefferson University. 
Upcoming Workshops & Events

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Thursday October 26, 9am- 4pm

Saturday, November 18  9am  -  4pm
Next Steps Workshop for Professionals
Wednesday November 29, 9am- 4pm
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You Can Help Us Learn More about ASD!

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.

Simply put - scientists cannot make real progress without your help. We need you!
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