Category Archive: Center for Autism Research

Nov 24 2014

Research Centers Team Up to Help Teens With ADHD and ASD Drive Safely

Teen driving safety researchers suspect there is a surprising lack of rigorous scientific studies focusing on teen drivers with ADHD, according to Allison Curry, PhD, at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/research-centers-team-help-teens-adhd-asd-drive-safely/

Nov 10 2014

New Autism Roadmap Website One-stop Resource for Families

The Autism Roadmap is a new website developed entirely as a result of philanthropy and with the expertise of nearly a dozen of the nation’s top autism experts at The Center for Autism Research (CAR) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-autism-roadmap-website-one-stop-resource-families/

Jul 21 2014

Putting a Dollar Amount to Autism Pays Off

Autism spectrum disorders have an enormous price tag, and experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are hoping that all those dollar signs add up to increased attention on new research and more coordinated ways to support patients with autism throughout adulthood.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/putting-dollar-amount-autism-pays/

Apr 02 2014

1 in 68: An Interview with CHOP Experts on the CDC’s New Autism Rate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced a new prevalence estimate for Autism Spectrum Disorder: 1 in 68 individuals.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/1-68-interview-chop-experts-cdcs-new-autism-rate/

Jun 04 2013

Autism Expert Consulted for Placenta Study Coverage

Tara Wenger, MD, PhD, a Pediatric Genetics fellow in the Center for Autism Research, was recently featured in a number of articles about an exciting new study of autism.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/autism-expert-consulted-for-placenta-study-coverage/

Mar 22 2013

Research Links Attention, Slower Gaze Shifting in Infants Who Develop Autism

Children who are later diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder have subtle but measurable differences in attention as early as 7 months of age, a new study shows. Infants who went on to be diagnosed with autism are slower to shift their gaze from one object to another, according to the researchers, who identified specific brain circuits that seem to cause the slower response.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/research-links-attention-slower-gaze-shifting-in-infants-who-develop-autism/

Feb 15 2013

Searching for the Signs of Autism in Infants

One out of 88 children in the United States has been diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. There is no cure and relatively few treatments that work well for everyone on the autism spectrum. But research, including ground-breaking studies on infants, is making great strides to better understanding autism spectrum disorders.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/searching-for-the-signs-of-autism-in-infantsvideo/

Jan 18 2013

Study Finds Some Children Can “Recover” from Autism

A new study verifies the long-controversial belief that a few children, in exceptional cases, can “recover” from autism. The study, which included CHOP’s Center for Autism Research, is the first solid science to confirm that, however rarely, with the help of behavioral therapy some children can make such great improvements that they no longer qualify as having autism.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/study-finds-some-children-can-recover-from-autism/

Jan 10 2013

Two Center for Autism Research 2012 Studies Highlighted

CHOP’s Center for Autism Research produced a number of breakthrough studies in 2012, two of which were recently highlighted by the scientific community. The advocacy organization Autism Speaks selected a Center for Autism Research study as one of its top discoveries of 2012, while another study, published in Trends in Cognitive Science, was one of the five most popular articles published in that journal in 2012.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/two-center-for-autism-research-2012-studies-highlighted/

Dec 18 2012

Putting the Pieces Back Together: The Aftermath of the Newtown Tragedy

The Center for Autism Research (CAR) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia works to make rapid progress in understanding the underlying causes of autism. CAR’s mission is based on the principle that effective treatments for autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, will only emerge with increased understanding of the causes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/putting-the-pieces-back-together-the-aftermath-of-the-newtown-tragedy/

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