Current Events and Announcements

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. ...

Future Focused: Pathway to Personalized Medicine

Looking to the future, scientists at CAR say studies examining brain structure and function as it relates to social cognition, repetitive behaviors, anxiety, and ADHD- as well as those aimed at refining research methodology to incorporate emerging data processing capabilities- hold the most promise for helping us to understand how we might develop treatments that target the core symptoms of autism. ...

Taking Flight

Meet Ben Hartranft today, and you would never imagine that this friendly, enthusiastic 19-year-old didn't speak until age 3. Today, we welcome Ben as a guest blogger to share his experience about his first independent plane ride, in his own words. ...

Meet Anthony

At 19 years old, Anthony is the man everyone wants to be friends with at his high school. But he wasn't always this outgoing. At two years old, his parents and pediatrician recognized a lack of eye contact and speech as warning signs of autism.  ...

Meet Grace and Gabriel

As babies, Grace and Gabriel had breathing and feeding problems such as apnea and severe reflux. As they neared their first birthday, it also became clear that the twins were not meeting the normal developmental milestones. ...

Meet Franco

All parents want to know their baby is on track developmentally. Are they making enough eye contact? When should they start crawling? Franco was hitting all of his developmental milestones right on schedule- smiling, crawling, walking- except for one. ...

Meet Massimo

Families participate in autism research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for many reasons. Some are looking for answers and a better understanding of autism. Some want to "give back" by volunteering for research. Some hope to find ways to make their lives a little easier. But most do not expect to receive another diagnosis.  ...

CHOP and Mt. Sinai Hospital Expand Partnership to Include Autism Research

First Joint Research Symposium between CHOP’s Center for Autism Research and Mt. Sinai’s Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment “Exceeds Expectations” ...

Resources for Families and First Responders Following North Miami Shooting

At CAR, we have been following the news coverage of the disturbing incident late last week in North Miami in which a police officer shot the Charles Kinsey, the caregiver of a 26-year-old man with autism named Arnaldo Eliud Rios Soto ....

Holly Robinson Peete Visits CAR

We were excited to have a visit last month from Philadelphia's own Holly Robinson Peete during a trip back to her hometown, where she was being honored for her efforts in support of autism awareness. ...