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Clinical Core

Core Director:  James E. Connell Jr., PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D 

School Psychologist: Bridget Blakely, PhD, NCSP, BCBA
RTI Coordinator/School Psychologist: Brigid Garvin, Ed.S., NCSP
Assistant Research Professor: Connor Kerns, PhD
Project Coordinator: Jessica Day, PhD, MSEd, BCBA
Project Coordinator: Michael Passage, M.S.Ed., BCBA
Clinical Professor: Albert Rundio, PhD 

The Clinical Core provides the capacity to conduct psycho-social, behavioral and neuro-psychological assessments in support of the Autism Institute’s mission. Located in a clinic on Drexel's campus in University City, the Clinical Core houses a team of licensed psychologists and certified school psychologists and behavior analysts, with access to other related mental and behavioral health-care workers.

The Clinical Core team partners with nationally known scientists and colleagues at local universities including the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. Researchers interested in more information around potential collaboration should contact Dr. Connell.

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Dr. Connell and his team provide expert trainings and consultation in the greater Philadelphia area. Behavioral health or educational service providers interested in consultation and training should take a look at specific services and trainings described in detail on the Clinical Consultation page.