Category Archive: Center for Autism Research

Oct 06 2017

Neuroblastoma Gene Variants, Center for GI Motility Expansion, Improving Autism Diagnosis, Fontan Procedure Follow-Ups

This week, new research findings at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are propelling the way we think about autism, single ventricle survivors, and neuroblastoma forward.

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Sep 22 2017

AAP Conference, PCORI Sickle Cell Research, Eagles Autism Challenge, Anxiety and Autism, New Immunotherapy Target for Neuroblastoma

Notable awards, new autism initiatives, and much more are all part of this week’s roundup of research news.

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Sep 08 2017

CAR-T Cell Approval, Hope on Wheels, Task Force on Pregnant Women, Taking Flight for Autism, NFL Concussion Research, Doug Wallace

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.

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Sep 05 2017

What Leads to Challenging Behaviors in Children with Autism?

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.

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Jun 30 2017

Measuring Flexible Thinking, Managing Concussions, Tech Addiction, 2017 Pew Scholar, U.S. News & World Report

Every good researcher needs a sturdy set of tools: Whether it’s a new technology that drives efficiency, the financial support that accompanies an award, or simple advice from a research mentor, all of these resources make collective breakthroughs possible.

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Jun 27 2017

Let’s Talk: A Q&A About How to Engage in Shared Decision-making

Recognizing that physicians must navigate such a wide variation of family values, expectations, and priorities, Susan Levy, MD, MPH, a developmental pediatrician and researcher for the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, co-authored an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical report on behalf its Council on Children with Disabilities to provide a framework for the implementation of shared decision-making.

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Jun 09 2017

Could a Single Brain Scan Predict Autism Among High-risk Infants?

A neuroimaging scan at age 6 months may accurately predict autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among high-risk infants. The infants were considered to be at high risk because they had older siblings with ASD. Overall, the study team found 974 functional connections in the 6-month-olds’ brains that were associated with autism-related behaviors.

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May 03 2017

We Push the Boundaries of Science When Research Fields Intersect

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.

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Apr 25 2017

Do Teens With Autism Get Their Driver’s License?

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.

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Mar 24 2017

Vaccine Hesitancy, Beating Neuroblastoma, Brain Biomarkers for Autism, Medicaid Reforms, 2017 Richard King Trainee Award, Best U.S. Pediatric Program

In times of uncertainty, a dose of positive news reminds us that making progress through difficult situations is possible — our Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia research community does it every day!

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