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Center for Autism Research, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Director of Regional Programs


I was very excited to be recruited to join CAR early in its growth.  I saw an opportunity to establish CAR as the hub in a rich network of  partnerships across the hospital, the university, and the region, all focused on new programs of community-based research and training.

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Co-Leader, Pennsylvania Act Early Team

I created a state team for Pennsylvania to promote early identification and intervention, hosted a regional summit, and gave keynote addresses to other state and regional teams.

AutismMatch Regional Research Registry

As PI for a two-year NIH grant to create an autism research registry - AutismMatch - . I led the team that developed the back-end database, and designed and launched the registry in April 2010.

NextSteps Parent & Professional Workshops

NextSteps introduces parents and practitioners to ASD identification and treatment. I led its re-development, and helped to launch the parallel NextSteps for Professionals workshop.


Established in 2007, the Center for Autism Research is a collaboration between The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and The University of Pennsylvania.

The logo is adapted from Joaquim Alves Gaspar's drawing of Pedro Reinel's compass rose.