Clinical Research is the cornerstone of improving care and treatment for people on the autism spectrum. It is the way we use scientific investigation to learn how to prevent, diagnose and devise therapies for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Clinical research at CAR involves children and adults with and without autism and helps translate basic research (done in labs) into new treatments and information to benefit people with ASD and their families.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute has developed an excellent overview of the wide range of activities that are included under the umbrella of clinical research as well as a step-by-step guide to the process of conducting a clinical study.
Read CHOP’s Guide to Clinical Research: https://www.research.chop.edu/research/parents-guide-research/clinical-research