Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, and AJ Drexel Autism Institute Present -
Creating Integrated Healthcare Services for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

November 8, 2014 • 8 am – 5 pm

Drexel University, Behrakis Grand Hall

Creese Student Center, 32nd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Sponsors: NIH Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, AJ Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University Online (DeL)


Healthcare professionals and students in nursing, medicine, dentistry, physical and occupational therapies, health counseling, health education, and other health-related professionals.


Session 1 Theme: What is the Scope/Breadth of the Problem: Integrating Care for People with ASD?
Session 2 Theme: What are the Barriers to Effective, Safe, Coordinated, Patient-Centered, and Timely Care?
Session 3 Theme: Data Needs: How Can We Assess and Monitor Patient Outcomes?
Session 4 Theme: How Should We Influence Policy-Making, Prioritize Lines of Inquiry, and Form Teams? Organizing and Maximizing Integrated Care: Current Update and Future Directions

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Keynote Speaker - Catherine Rice, PhD

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James Connell, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D
Marcia R. Gardner, PhD, RN, CPNP, CPN
Jennifer Harrison-Elder, PhD, RN
David S. Mandell, ScD

Romy Nocera, PhD
Beth Pfeiffer, PhD, OTR/L, BCP
Judith Miller, PhD
Craig Newschaffer,PhD
Jennifer Pinto-Martin, PhD, MPH
Lindsay Shea, DrPH
Margaret C. Souders, PhD, CRNP
Renee Turchi, MD MPH, FAAP
Carl V. Tyler, MD, MSc


General Registration: $95.00
Drexel Alumni and Faculty: $75.00
Students: $50.00 (Registration must include Student ID)

Registration includes: Conference handouts, luncheon, and refreshment breaks. Continuing education credits (7.5 CEUs) and certificates will be available at an additional charge of $35 from the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association; International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET); and American Psychological Association.


Drexel University City Campus, Creese Student Center, 32nd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104


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Drexel University has discounted rates with hotels in Philadelphia. Please take a look at the Drexel University Procurement web page.

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