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The Center for Autism Research is pleased to host a number of educational events for the community including workshops, open houses, and our Distinguished Lecture Series.

The event dates are posted below. Events in red are open to the public; those which are blue are for faculty, employees and students at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. Times and locations are subject to change. Please call our toll-free number, 1-866-570-6524, or email to RSVP or for more information.

To be directed to a calendar of community events (including non-CAR sponsored events), click here.

February 26, 2015 This workshop is for parents of a pre-adolescent or adolescent child with an autism spectrum, disorder. Children with ASD approaching
adolescence have greater transition needs than most typically developing pre-teens. Likewise, parents can benefit from understanding and knowing what they might expect as their children progress through this next developmental stage. The workshop will feature presentations from experts in psychology, behavior health, medicine, social work, and education. Parents who have adolescent children with ASD will participate in a panel led group discussion.,
Next Steps into Adolescence 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
3535 Market Street, 16th Floor, Room B, Philadelphia, PA 19104
March 25, 2015 This workshop is for parents/caregivers who have young children who have been newly-diagnosed with, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Topics will
include an overview of ASD and accompanying conditions, available therapies and treatments, how to decide what interventions to pursue, and tips for supporting families living with ASD. Presenters will include specialists in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, speech and language development, and occupational therapy. Parents who have made the next steps with their children will participate in a panel discussion.,
Next Steps Workshop for Families 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
3535 Market Street, 16th Floor, Room B, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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