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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.

December 01, 2015 Michael Mercadante, M.S., Founder & Instructor at Modern Driving Institute, Amy LaGrotte McCann, M.Ed.,
Co-Owner & Director of Carousel Connections; Maleita Olson, MSW, Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Spectra Servies, LLC & President of ASCEND; & Patricia J. Voorhees-Furlong, M.Ed. & Jay Furlong, M.Ed.,
Travel Instructors, JPF Associated, Inc.
Next Steps Into Adulthood for Individuals on the Spectrum, Session 6: Transportation, Recreation, and Community Participation 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
3535 Market Street, Philadlephia, PA 19104
December 08, 2015 Anthony Rostain, MD, MA, Director of the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program at CHOP, & Carol Moog, PhD, Licensed Pyshcologist & Author;
Eric Mitchell, PhD, Director of Autism & Psychological Services at Foundations Behavioral Health,
& Abby Connor, M.S., M.C.C., L.P.C., Licensed Counselor, C.F. Counseling Connections
Next Steps Into Adulthood for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Session 7: Dating & Relationships on the Spectrum 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
December 16, 2015 Comprehensive information session for parents and professionals, including presentations and Q&A with experts,
a moderated discussion with families, and an opportunity to meet area families and support professionals.,
Next Steps Workshop for Professionals Serving Children with Autism 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
3535 Market Street, 16th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19104
February 25, 2016 A Workshop for parents supporting children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder who are approaching, adolescence. Families will have the opportunity to
learn from and ask questions of CHOP faculty and clinicians, along with other parents who have navigated adolescence with an ASD son or daughter.,
Next Steps Into Adolescence for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
3535 Market Street, 16th Floor

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