Eagles Autism Challenge Brings together CHOP, Drexel University, and Jefferson Health

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Eagles Autism ChallengeThe Philadelphia Eagles announced a new partnership with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Drexel University, and Jefferson Health aimed at autism research.

The Eagles Autism Challenge, a cycling and walk/run race will take place in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 19. 100 percent of the money raised will go toward autism research.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), affects 1 in every 68 children in the United States. Symptoms usually appear during the first three years of life and can range from mild to severe and vary with each individual.

Robert Schultz, PhD, Director of the Center for Autism Research at CHOP, spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about how the Eagles Autism Challenge can benefit autism research.

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