Friday, December 11, 2015

Holly Robinson Peete Visits CAR

We were excited to have a visit last month from Philadelphia's own Holly Robinson Peete during a trip back to her hometown, where she was being honored for her efforts in support of autism awareness. Holly and her husband, former Philadelphia Eagles QB Rodney Peete, created the HollyRod Foundation to support families living with ASD and with Parkinson's disease, both of which affect their family directly.

The HollyRod Foundation made a very generous donation of Puzzlepiece tablets and toys for CAR's waiting room, along with several copies of "My Brother Charlie", a book Holly co-wrote with her daughter to help children understand classmates and loved ones with ASD. The book was inspired by Holly's son, RJ (now 19 years old) who was diagnosed with ASD as a child.

Here are a few great shots from our visit!

Holly Robinson Peete checks out our CAR logo- which was originally a quick sketch made by a boy with ASD while visiting the center!

Holly poses with 11-year-old Corinne, who is showing off her signed copy of  "My Brother Charlie".

Testing out the PuzzlePiece tablets!


CAR researcher Eli Kim explains one of our research studies aimed at understanding common physical behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders.


 

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