Gifts to the Research Fund will be used to fund pilot research projects that Institute investigators typically need to conduct before they can compete for federal or foundation grants. Preliminary results are often a required component of grant applications. This fund will also be used to support unanticipated research expenses that emerge during the course of completing studies.
Our Public Health Lecture is an annual event that is open to the public. With support of this program, your gifts could help to strengthen and grow this series which serves as a cornerstone of our community outreach. This series could be enhanced by it occurring more than once a year, by attracting the most influential and engaging speakers, and by addressing topical issues which families and communities members are most affected by.
Contributions to the Autism Education and Outreach Fund help to support the education of community members to aid them in their learning of ASD and ways to best guide those on spectrum. Learning centers, day cares, schools and community centers may not have the financial means to receive a formal training however with support of this fund, it will provide the means for those institutions in order to train their caregivers and families on best practices regarding ASD.
The Drexel Autism Support Program is a student-centered program for current Drexel students with the goal of promoting academic competency, self-advocacy, interpersonal skills, independent living and social integration. Gifts to this fund support deserving undergraduate students participating in DASP as they pursue their Drexel education.
Our Transition Pathways Hub provides a physical structure for those participants of Transition Pathways to apply their learning in a real world scenario. This space is a home, a school, a meeting place and a location for social gatherings. Support of this Hub goes towards the necessities needed for the students and staff to be able to live and work in this space.
Support of the Autism Research Institute Gift Fund will be used for the Institute’s unrestricted use or as needed per the Director.
If you wish to discuss support for the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, please contact:
Project Manager, Philanthropic Initiatives
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
3020 Market Street, Suite 560
Philadelphia, PA 19104