Center and Staff News

Celebrating 10 Years: A Special Report on the Past, Present, and Future of Research CAR

2018 marks the the 10th anniversary of CAR's founding. We are celebrating with a series of blog posts and the release of a special report on the past, present and future of CAR's research. We are grateful for your partnership and excited for what lies on the near horizon. ...

What Do We Know About Autism and the Brain?

Over the past decade, foundational brain imaging research looking for the brain regions responsible for ASD has provided a deeper understanding of how the brain works, but has raised as many questions as it has provided answers. We learned that the brain’s role in ASD is not as simple as pinpointing a single aspect of brain development or function. ...

Building a Strong Foundation: CAR’s Roots in Brain Imaging Research

Looking back over the last decade, much of the research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been centered on one goal: to find the cause(s) of this neurodevelopmental diagnosis that affects so many. CAR’s initial brain imaging research led to several key discoveries  revealed the complexities of ASD and the brain and laid the foundations for today's research aimed at discovering new ways to treat the core symptoms of ASD. ...

Meet Our Researchers

Part of our mission at the Center for Autism Research is to train up-and-coming young autism researchers so they have a solid foundation from which to drive tomorrow’s breakthroughs. Get to know two of our current "post-docs".  ...

Meet Our Research Assistants

If you have ever participated in research at CAR, it’s likely that you’ve met one of our outstanding research assistants or RA’s. They’re usually undergraduate students gaining experience in the filed before heading off to pursue a graduate degree, and they keep CAR’s wheels turning and work incredibly hard for our staff and for our families. Get to know two of our current RAs.  ...

Meet Our Clinicians

Throughout Autism Awareness Month, the Center for Autism Research is highlighting stories from the families and professionals that make up our autism community at the Center for Autism Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. For this issue, we interviewed three clinicians to gain insight into how they provide care for individuals on the autism spectrum. ...

CAR's Dr. Susan Levy Honored with Prestigious Award during 2017 AAP Conference

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Dr. Susan  E. Levy recognized for her contributions in the field of children with disabilities ...