Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
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Kids at Play
3502 Scotts Ln
Building 711
Philadelphia, PA 19129

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Lindsey DeMarco
Center for Autism Research

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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.

Join Our SPARK Research and Resource Day with Kids at Play!

 With free resources from Connect Plus Therapy, Fun & Function, and Center for Autism Research



CHOP's Center for Autism Research and Kids at Play gym are hosting a SPARK Research and Resource Day on Sunday July 14th!

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their biological parents are invited to RSVP for a day of sensory-friendly fun where they can participate in the SPARK for Autism research study, gather resources and stay for free open play! SPARK is the largest-ever, nationwide study seeking to understand the role of genetics in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).



Participation involves completing an online registration with a SPARK team member and collecting a saliva sample from both biological parents and the individual with autism. Participants will receive information on any genetic findings, access to free resources and an Amazon gift card

Registration Required!

There's more! This event will also feature resources and consultation from Connect Plus Therapy, Fun and Function, and the Center for Autism Research.

 We provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services that use natural environment teaching, focusing on the overall quality of life for each individual and their family. Our mission is to use evidence-based and developmentally sensitive practices to help clients reach their greatest potential, and through connecting caregivers and other professionals, develop a person-centered plan to make a difference in our community and the world. 

Fun and Function Fun and Function believes that people of all abilities can exeed expectations with the right tools and network of support. This innovative company creates sensory tools for anyone for purchase online.

 We're an indoor playground specializing in helping children reach their fullest potential by doing what children love to do most....play! Our indoor playground and 7,000-square-foot multi-sensory facility are designed to maximize opportunities for your child’s development in a safe, clean and fun, supervised environment.