Saturday, December 31, 2016

A pause to reflect, look ahead

As we take a moment to reflect on 2016, we have a lot to be proud of and grateful for!

Thanks to the generous support of families who participate in CAR studies or contribute to our Center's work through financial donations, CAR has continued to meet the needs of families in numerous ways over the past year. 

Among our most exciting advances in 2016 are several large-scale studies that will broaden our understanding of the great variability of ASD from one person to the next, and pave the way for more personalized treatment strategies. Here are some highlights from the past year:

  • In 2016, CAR ran 23 active studies serving all age ranges from infancy through adulthood.
  • Nearly 3,000 people participated in studies at CAR this year, many of whom received expert clinical guidance and  support.
  • CAR researchers published more than 75 peer-reviewed journal articles to guide new therapies, improve clinical care, and better meet the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

2017 will bring some exciting new programs and advances at CAR! We look forward to having you as a partner as we move to our new home at CHOP’s state-of-the-art Roberts Center for Pediatric Care on Schuylkill Avenue in March,  and as we expand our research into more community-based settings, such as schools and camps.

We’re so grateful to you for being a part of our Center, and send our warmest wishes to you and your family for a happy, healthy, and fulfilling 2017. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!