Susannah Horner, LCSW
Center for Autism Research at CHOP


Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

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Roberts Center for Pediatric Research

2nd Floor Conference Center

Room 2-180

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.

Continuing Education Credits

APA Accreditation Statement

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer 1 credit per hour to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


The Board finds the following entities have currently met the standards in 47. Accordingly, the following are approved providers:

(ix) The American Psychological Association (APA).

Act 48 Credits are available

Disclosure Statement: The presenters have no actual or potential conflict of interest or relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests to report in relation to this lecture


Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)

The Center for Autism Research at

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia invites you to

Next Steps Into Adolescence

-A Workshop for those supporting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are approaching adolescence-

As children approach and enter the teenage years, they must deal with physical growth spurts, mindboggling hormone releases, and ever-changing and challenging social relationships. Children begin to care about being “cool,” and classmates may no longer be as tolerant of “differences”. For pre-adolescent children with ASD, these already complicated physical and social changes are compounded by the typical ASD difficulties of reading social cues and understanding the behaviors of others. Consequently, children with ASD approaching adolescence have greater transition needs than most typically developing pre-teens.

Additionally, parents of pre-adolescent children also need support. By the end of elementary school, parents begin to look toward the future. They begin to think about what their children will be when they “grow-up” and worry if their children will ever “catch-up” academically and socially. All in all, the transition into adolescence can be a difficult one and a time when many families recognize the life-long planning associated with ASD.  This workshop is geared toward parents, caregivers and professionals supporting individuals with ASD who are between the ages 9-15.

Presenters will include specialists in the field of autism, including psychology, behavior, medicine and social work, as well as a family panel.

Register to attend in person Click here   

Cost*: All include continental breakfast, coffee, tea, and assorted beverages.

         $25 for parents/caregivers
         $45 for professionals without continuing education credit
         $75 for professionals wanting continuing education or Act 48 credits

*Lunch is not included with the registration and we ask that all participants pack and bring their lunch. There are a few, limited options for purchasing lunch in the vicinity.

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


Register to participate online Click here

$15 for virtual attendees (limited spaces available; CEUs are not available)



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