Susannah Horner, LCSW
Center for Autism Research at CHOP


Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

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Roberts Center for Pediatric Research
1st Floor Conference Center

2716 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146 

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The  Center for Autism Research (CAR) is a collaborative research center between The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. CAR's primary mission is to understand the causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and develop effective treatments through research with infants through adults. Families who participate receive comprehensive assessment reports and are paid for their time and some travel expenses. CAR is also committed to serving the needs of families living with ASD through education and guidance. The new CAR Autism Roadmap seeks to help families answer questions about life with autism, whether they are new to the diagnosis or have lived with it for years, as well as connect them with resources in their communities via the CAR Resource Directory.


The Center for Autism Research at
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia invites you to

Next Steps into Adulthood Workshop

-A Workshop for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the Parents/Caregivers/Professionals who support them-

The transition from adolescence into adulthood can be an exciting, yet daunting time for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Preparing for adulthood may involve entering a new environment, graduating from school, handling different social situations and responsibilities, and accepting changes in a comfortable routine.

CAR is presenting a full-day workshop, followed by a resource fair, for individuals with autism and their families. This workshop will be focused on supporting individuals who may be considering post-secondary education or careers with fewer formal supports. Presenters will share ideas, resources, and tools covering topics such as healthcare, domestic life, finances, relationships, education, employment and promoting self-advocacy and independence.

There will be two tracks: one for family members/providers & one for young adults with ASD. 

  • Presentations will focus on planning for the future, promoting independence and making the transition to the adult world. 
  • Young adults will participate in small-group discussions related to navigating ASD as an adult.
  • There will be a resource fair with information from support organizations & service providers.

$10 for young adults, parents and caregivers - $5 additional for a TSS or other support person

                $25 for a family of three or more

                $25 for a professional without continuing education - $10 additional for participants requesting CEUs

Cost*:  $20 for young adults, parents and caregivers

              $45 for a family of three or more

              $35 for a professional without continuing education

              $45 for participants requesting CEUs

      *All prices include resources, continental breakfast, light lunch & assorted beverages.

      *Pice does not include parking, which is available in the visitor’s lot at a 
        reduced rate.

   **Please note: If you register but cannot attend, we can apply your payment
     to a future workshop.