About the Center for Autism Research

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The Center for Autism Research (CAR) is a collaborative effort between The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. Our three-part mission to understand the causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in order to develop effective treatments through research; to serve the needs of individuals with ASD and their family members through education and guidance throughout the lifespan; and to train the next generation of master clinicians and scientists in state-of-the-science best practices for autism screening, diagnosis and treatment. Our multidisciplinary team is made up of psychologists, developmental pediatricians, neurologists, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, radiologists and computer scientists who are working every day to discover ways to dramatically improve the lives of individuals with ASD and related conditions throughout a lifetime- from infancy through adulthood.