Susannah Horner, LCSW
Center for Autism Research at CHOP


Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

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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 Workshop for Professionals

A Workshop for Professionals Supporting Children with ASD

This workshop is geared towards professionals who work with toddlers through elementary school-aged children who have recently been diagnosed with ASD. Parents/caregivers are also welcome to attend.

Topics will include an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), how diagnoses are made, available therapies and treatments, tips and resources for supporting families living with ASD and information about some of the current research related to ASD.

Presenters will include specialists in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, social work, and researchers from the Center for Autism Research. Attendees will  participate in a discussion with a panel of parents who have made the next steps with their children.


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

Register to attend in person Click here
$25 for parents/guardians* 
$45 for professionals without continuing education credit*
$75 for professionals wanting continuing education or Act 48 credits*


Register to participate online Click here
$15 for virtual attendees (limited spaces available)

     *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.

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