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AUTISM INSTITUTE EVENTS

Creating Integrated Health Care Services for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This conference is presented by Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions and the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute


Saturday, November 8th, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Drexel University Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

An interdisciplinary conference for healthcare professionals and students in nursing, medicine, dentistry, physical and occupational therapies, health counseling, health education and other health-related professions. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Describe the ideal environmental, behavioral, and/or individual supports needed during the provision of health care to people with autism spectrum disorder.
  • Identify barriers to the delivery of integrated care in: primary care, emergency departments and in-patient healthcare settings.
  • Propose technology or information system improvements to eliminate the barriers to inter-professional communication, across acute and primary care settings; and
  • Define measures to demonstrate the effectiveness of policies to improve treatment outcomes and efficiency of care for this special needs population.

Visit our website to register online by October 8th
All attendees must register in advance

Main Conference Page
Speakers
Accreditation Info

For more information or to be added to the mailing list, email or call 
healthcare.ASD@drexel.edu
215-762-7086


A.J. DREXEL AUTISM INSTITUTE IS ON THE MOVE

 
Please join  

John A. Fry
President, Drexel University
as we proudly present

A. J. Drexel Autism Institute’s Mobile REACH
(Resources and Education for Autism and Community Health)

Thursday, May 29, 2014
2 - 4 p.m.

2 p.m. Presentation followed by Community Celebration and Tours
 
Drexel Quad
Between Chestnut & Market Streets / 32nd & 33rd Streets

For more information, contact
Angel Hogan at angelhogan@drexel.edu or 215.571.3443 

A.J. Drexel Autism Institute recently created a custom-outfitted van, called Mobile REACH, to extend autism outreach and clinical research activities into the community. Mobile REACH – for Resources and Education for Autism and Community Health – embodies the A. J. Drexel Autism Institute’s mission to address autism as a public health issue – providing access to information and services for autism, and doing so at a wide-reaching scale.
 
Mobile REACH will travel to individuals and families who aren’t able to easily reach West Philadelphia. The mobile outreach unit will travel throughout Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley and into suburban and rural Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware areas and will also go to community outreach events to help people learn about the A. J. Drexel Autism Institute, resources, services and supports available to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS 

St. Christopher's Hospital Back to School Carnival

Sponsored by the Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

What:  St. Christopher's Back to School Carnival
When:  August 8, 2014 10-4pm
Where:  Lighthouse Field - E. Erie Ave Philadelphia, PA 19134

Free school supplies
Face painting
Carnival games
Music
Magicians

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