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Eagles Autism Challenge

Eagles Autism Challenge
Team Jefferson
Eagles Autism Challenge 2019

Registration is now open for the second annual Eagles Autism Challenge event on May 18, 2019!

We are thrilled to build on the success of last year’s inaugural event, raising $2.5 million for autism research at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, CHOP, and Drexel from over 3,000 participants. Join Team Jefferson today as a cyclist, runner, walker, or virtual participant to ensure we have as strong of a team as last year!

View last year’s event photos »

Exclusive Offer

Register today to save $25 off your registration fee using promo code JEFFERSON25 for the 5K or bike races! Limited promo codes remain.

Jefferson Autism Programmatic Research: Improving Lives

Jefferson Autism Programmatic Research Team

Jefferson researchers are working together to help those living with autism lead productive and meaningful lives.  At Jefferson, Drs. Schaaf, Dalva, Merry and Ross are leading programs of research on the neurobiological basis of autism that will help develop targeted interventions to address both the causes and symptoms of autism. Jefferson’s team is translating research into interventions to improve function and quality of life. The unique Jefferson Autism Programmatic Research Program spans research in clinical interventions, synapse and molecular biology, and genetic models of autism and translates these findings into solutions that help children and families with autism participate fully in their everyday activities. Central to this research mission is the integrated training of students to be the next generation of autism researchers and clinicians. Together, the Jefferson team is advancing autism research by discovering the causes and treatment for autism.

Questions? Contact Julia Barr at or 215-955-0977.