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Center for Autism Research at CHOP: Next Steps into Adolescence

Hosted by the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

This workshop is geared toward parents, caregivers, and professionals supporting individuals with autism who are between the ages of  9 and 15 years.

As children approach and enter the teenage years, they must deal with physical growth spurts, mindboggling hormone releases, and ever-changing and challenging social relationships. For pre-adolescent children with autism, these already complicated physical and social changes may be compounded by the difficulties of reading social cues and understanding the behaviors of others.

The cost is $10, but please reach out if this causes a financial hardship. The cost of the session does not include parking, which is available in the visitor’s lot at a reduced rate.

Requests for language interpreter or other accommodation services must be received three weeks in advance of the workshop.

Please note this workshop is being planned as an in-person event, but could transition to a virtual workshop, to be held during the same time and date. Participants will be given ample notice.

Center for Autism Research (CAR) is based at  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, with research and collaborations spanning CHOP, the University of Pennsylvania, and other academic institutions nationally and internationally. Their three-part mission is to understand the causes of autism, in order to develop effective interventions and supports through research; to serve the needs of autistic individuals 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.

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, February 29, 2024, 12:00 - 3:00 pm


Roberts Center for Pediatric Research

1st Floor Conference Center
2716 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146