The Center for Autism Research (CAR) is a multi-disciplinary center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania that coordinates and supports research on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). CAR's goals are to identify the neurobiological, environmental, and genetic causes of ASD, and to develop effective treatments.
The Center for Autism Research conducted more than 250 research evaluations in 2012. CAR currently has more than 13 active research studies. Since becoming a Center of Emphasis in 2008, CAR has made breakthrough discoveries in genetics and brain imaging and is developing and testing new autism interventions, including computer games designed to improve social skills. More than 2,000 people have signed up for autismMatch, a research registry connecting families to autism research studies.
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