The Center for Autism Research's commitment to help families living with autism extends beyond the walls of our center. Our goal is for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to be included, active participants in their communities. CAR and its researchers and staff are involved in many different projects throughout our region. We recognize that, in addition to basic research in the causes and characteristics of ASD, we need to conduct other kinds of research, provide training and support to families and community-based professionals, raise awareness about ASD across the region, and develop partnerships with other agencies, if we are to impact policy changes that will improve the lives of individuals with ASD.
CAR Autism Roadmap
The CAR Autism Roadmap™ is a website that provides families and providers with resources and information about ASD.
- Learn about autism spectrum disorder, including symptoms, diagnosis, and the impact on families and individuals.
- Get the latest information on treatments and therapies and how to get services.
- Connect with resources for children, youth and adults.
CAR is supported by CHOP programs:
- Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Division of Neurology
- Department of Speech-Language Pathology
To make an apointment, visit the Autism Integrated Care Program at CHOP.
Join ECHOAutism at CHOP to receive regular, convenient access to autism and behavioral experts at CHOP in a virtual learning network.
CAR's Outreach Team is a critical part of our goal to support families. Whether you're trying to find IEP resources for your school-aged child, find research for your adolescent to participate in, or want to take the entire family to an ASD-friendly event, the Outreach Team will be able to connect you to the resources you need.
Lindsey DeMarco, BARecruitment Coordinator
Lindsey DeMarco is the Recruitment Coordinator at CAR. She works connect families with research opportunities that are personailzed to their interests and needs, and works to educated the broader community about the opportunity to advance science by participating in clinical research.Read more
Susannah Horner, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
Susannah Horner, LCSW is the Clinic Social Worker for the Center for Autism Research. She provides supports for the clinicians and families that are involved with the center, manages the CAR Autism Roadmap™ resource website, and is available to provide information and resources to families.Read more
Jennifer SwopeClinical Research Regulatory Specialist
Jennifer Swope is the Clinical Research Regulatory Specialist at the Center for Autism Research. She works with investigators and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure that research being conducted at CAR is done in accordance with local and federal regulations and policies in order to protect human subjects.Read more