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Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Building Up Food Flexibility and Exposure Treatment (BUFFET) program helps autistic children 8-12 years old to be more flexible with trying new or non-preferred foods.

Dr. Shen's research interests center on understanding the network dynamics of multisensory and sensorimotor interactions and their contribution to fine motor skills, particularly regarding speech and language development.

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Dr. Chen's research uses MEG, EEG, and MRI to understand the maturation of brain function and structure in infants and young children with typical development and at-risk/with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her work focuses on how early brain development contributes to neurodevelopmental outcomes.

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Published on
Jun 3, 2024
The CHOP-Penn Autism Research Symposium explored opportunities for breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
We want to study how brain function and structure change in childhood.
Research has shown that table top role playing games (RPGs) like Dungeons & Dragons can help autistic people, as the game allows people to practice social skills and interaction in a safe environment while having fun.
Published on
Dec 18, 2023
Andrea Solari describes her son Anthony’s “research journey to adulthood” as one that has made him empowered, independent, and helpful.

The purpose of this study is to understand how children’s brains process sounds and language.

The purpose of this study is to test the safety of an investigational medicine called ML-004 and how it might affect communication, behavior, and other symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The purpose of this study is to test an investigational medication in children and adolescents aged 5-17 years old with irritability associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).