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Children's Miracle Network Aims to Raise $7.5 Million for CHOP's Center for Autism Research with its "Give Miracles" Campaign this Holiday Season

Beginning this week, Wall Street Journal ads and social media will drive 'tangible donation experience' November 9, 2012 -- The Center for Autism Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia…

CHOP’s Center for Autism Research receives five-year grant as an NIH Autism Center of Excellence

Research will focus on finding earliest behavioral and biological signs of autism September 4, 2012 – The Center for Autism Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced today that…

Social motivation, reward and the roots of autism

CAR Director, Robert Schultz, PhD and CAR researchers Gregor Kohls, PhD and Coralie Chevallier, PhD discuss social motivation and the reward system. Impaired reward circuitry in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)…

5 Things to Know about Autism and DSM-5

DSM stands for “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,” which is a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association. The manual includes classifications of psychiatric disorders for use…

1 in 88 Children in the United States Have an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis

According to new estimates released by the CDC yesterday, 1 in 88 children in the United States have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. The rate is even higher in boys,…

New Autism Research Reveals Brain Differences at 6 Months in Infants Who Develop Autism

This study from the Infant Brain Imaging network, a nationally funded research network with four primary sites, including the Center for Autism Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, suggests that…

Low Birth Weight Possibly Linked to Autism

In October, University of Pennsylvania Nursing Professor and CAR researcher, Jennifer Pinto-Martin, PhD, MPH, Regional Autism Center Director, Susan Levy, MD, and colleagues reported in Pediatrics that premature infants…

Computerized Gaming Study: Game Demos

The Study of Social Perception and Motivation (FaceStation project) at the Center for Autism Research is designed to capitalize on children's interest in computer and video games and use computerized…

Respite Care May Be More Beneficial Than Autism Therapy

A new study headed by David Mandell, ScD, Associate Director of the Center for Autism Research, found that temporary relief for caregivers goes a long way toward keeping kids and young…

Computerized Health Games to Promote Social Perceptual Learning in Autism

Many individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) struggle to read nonverbal social cues, such as facial expressions, and often have difficulty recognizing a person's identity from their face. New computerized video…

Huddle Up for Autism 2012... SAVE THE DATE!

Join the Philadelphia Eagles and the Center for Autism Research as we team up at Lincoln Financial Field to host the 3rd Annual Huddle Up for Autism on Sunday, April 22,…

autismMatch Testimonial

autismMatch's family consultant, Julianne, talks candidly about why she thinks autismMatch is important for families. As a sibling of a young man diagnosed with autism, Julianne wants families to know that…

autismMatch enrolls 1000th participant

Families of children with autism want advances in treatment; scientists researching autism want more families to participate in studies. A new resource, based at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, addresses both…

Huddle Up for Autism 2011

CAR and the Philadelphia Eagles continued to raise autism awareness and advocate for further research into the causes and treatments for autism at the second annual Huddle Up for Autism. Christina…

NBC 10 Philadelphia highlights autismMatch on evening news

Debra Dunn from the Center for Autism Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia talks with Renee Chenault-Fattah of NBC10 Philadelphia about a new program called "autismMatch" that helps…

Inaugural Huddle Up for Autism

On Sunday, April 11, 2010, Huddle Up for Autism benefiting the Center for Autism Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia brought more than 4,000 people to Lincoln Financial Field for…