Notable awards, new autism initiatives, and a novel approach to managing sickle cell disease are all part of this week's roundup of research news. As Children's Hospital of Philadelphia experts made waves at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference in Chicago, our local Philadelphia Eagles launched a new commitment to support autism research at CHOP and neighboring institutions
September marks National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and this year at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, we kick-started the commemorative period on the heels of exciting news about breakthroughs in pediatric cancer immunotherapy research.
A tantrum, a kick, a meltdown: In school-age children with autism, these aggressive and oppositional behaviors ‚- described collectively as “challenging behaviors” ‚- are some of the biggest struggles reported by parents and teachers.
Our researchers whose work is at the cross section between injury and neurodevelopmental or intellectual disabilities have a unique vantage point when studying the driving safety of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Research Institute is home to two of the most highly regarded autism and pediatric injury research centers in the world.
One in three adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) acquires an intermediate driver's license, and the majority does so in their 17th year. An intermediate license permits drivers to travel with restrictions, such as driving curfews and limits on the number of passengers.
Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia touches all aspects of our lives - including our favorite furry friends - as this week's news roundup shows. Find out why a pediatric critical care expert thinks it's valuable for pet owners, even those who aren't parents, to know about pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Learn about special considerations for summertime concussions.
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.