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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.  ...

Join CAR for the Eagles Autism Challenge!

At a kick-off press conference on September 15th, the Philadelphia Eagles, Mayor Kenney, CHOP, Thomas Jefferson University and Drexel University gathered to announce the first annual Eagles Autism Challenge. ...

Taking Flight for Autism Fundraiser Contributes $1.6 Million to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Center for Autism Research

The second annual Taking Flight for Autism event was held at Lincoln Financial Field Wednesday, August 30, 2017 and raised money for the autism support programs at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the research programs at CHOP’s Center for Autism Research. ...

Huddle Up 2016 Scores a Touchdown!

We were incredibly lucky to have one of the most beautiful days of the spring for the 6th annual Huddle Up for Autism at Lincoln Financial Field! ...

4th Annual Huddle Up for Autism

This year, Mother Nature graced us with a beautiful day on April 14th for the 4th Annual Huddle Up for Autism hosted by the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at CHOP and the Philadelphia Eagles!  ...

Inside Huddle Up for Autism

The 2nd Annual Huddle Up for Autism brought over 5,000 people to Lincoln Financial Field on April 11th, 2011 to celebrate autism awareness and support the Center for Autism Research. ...