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developmental disabilities

New Research on Teens with Autism and Driving

January 29, 2019
Learn about a new five-year study, conducted by CHOP researchers and funded by The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, to gain a more comprehensive understanding of mobility issues for adolescents on the autism spectrum.

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Autism and Police: Using Virtual Reality to Train for Safe Interactions

January 10, 2019
For individuals with autism spectrum disorders, differences in communication may make interacting with strangers a challenging experience. When the stranger is a police officer, the encounter can quickly become dangerous for everyone involved. Read more to learn about a CHOP study testing the effectiveness of a virtual reality tool to improve the safety of interactions between police and adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Lessons Learned: Driving With and Without Medication in Individuals with ADHD

October 4, 2018
In today's post, I share what we learned about recruitment and study design from our recent paper about driving and medications in young individuals with ADHD.

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Communication and Education are Keys to Protecting Children with Intellectual Disabilities from Sexual Predators

July 2, 2018
Young people with developmental disabilities seek physical and emotional connections with others just like anyone else, but they are at higher risk of being sexually abused or assaulted by someone they know. I spoke with Dr. Laura Graham Holmes, a Postdoctoral Fellow at CHOP's Center for Autism Research, about how to help individuals with developmental disabilities advocate for themselves.

Resources for Families of Teens with Autism Who Want to Drive

April 26, 2018
We highlight a helpful resources for families of individuals with autism spectrum disorders who are interested in driving, developed by CHOP's Center for Autism Research.

ICYMI: Kentucky School Shooting, Roadside Detection of Marijuana Impairment, Gender Dysphoria, Sexual Abuse and Intellectual Disability, and more...

January 30, 2018
Read more for a roundup for newsworthy articles from January 2018.

Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

December 27, 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, let's take a look back at Research in Action's most popular posts in the last year.

New Resource Alert: Medscape Segment on Teens with ADHD & Driving

July 10, 2017
Learn about how clinicians can help families prepare their teens with ADHD for driving in this Medscape segment featuring Thomas J. Power, PhD, a CHOP expert in ADHD.

Transforming Stories Into Actionable Data

June 14, 2017
Janice Bonsu, a recent graduate of UPenn's MPH program, shares her experience working with CIRP's Dr. Allison Curry and Eve Weiss in the area of exploring the experiences of healthcare professionals who provide driving rehabilitation services to adolescents with autism.


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