The Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is celebrating a decade of conducting autism research to understand the causes of autism spectrum disorder, develop effective therapies, and train the next generation of master clinicians and scientists in state-of-the-science best practices for autism screening, diagnosis, and treatment.
“CHOP’s vast patient base of 10,000 patients per year with ASD combined with unparalleled clinical and research expertise in multiple specialties affords us an extremely rare opportunity to conduct research that is rigorous, reproducible, and ultimately translatable: to accelerate the pace at which we’re able to improve care and long-term outcomes for patients with ASD within the CHOP Care Network and throughout the country,” said Robert T. Schultz, PhD, CAR’s scientific director.
In our photo gallery, look back at the numerous milestones CAR has achieved over the past 10 years. And get a glimpse of the future: CAR is building an integrated clinical/research program known as the “Autism Learning Health System” that is a testing ground for new treatments and models of care, with the support of patients and families, research collaborators, and partners like the Philadelphia Eagles. Learn more in in CAR’s 10th Anniversary Report.