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Paul Shattuck, PhD

Associate Professor; Research Program Area Leader, Autism Life Course Outcomes

A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and School of Public Health

Expertise:

autism

employment

Contact:

paul.t.shattuck@drexel.edu

215.571.3401

Shattuck leads the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute's Research Program Area on Life Course Outcomes. Most of his current research is aimed at understanding services and related outcomes among youth with autism as they leave high school and transition to young adulthood. His research publications have appeared in high-impact scientific journals including Pediatrics, Psychiatric Services, the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He also has written op-ed pieces that have appeared in leading national newspapers including the New York Times. In 2009, Shattuck’s study on the age of diagnosis among children with autism was recognized as one of the most important autism studies of the year by both Autism Speaks and the Federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. His 2011 study on the use of services by adults with autism was recognized as one of the 20 most impactful scientific studies in the field of autism by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. His 2012 study on postsecondary job and education outcomes was recognized by Autism Speaks as one of the Top 10 research advances of the year.


For news media inquiries, contact Frank Otto at fmo26@drexel.edu or 215.571.4244.

In the News

  • Report: People With Autism Earn About Half As Much

    Anne Roux, MPH, a research scientist with the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, and Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Life Course Outcomes research program in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, were quoted in a May 10 Scranton Times-Tribune story on the Institute's new National Autism Indicators Report.

  • Training Program for Those With Autism Often Results in Low-Paying Jobs: Study

    Anne Roux, MPH, a research scientist with the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, and Paul Shattuck, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Life Course Outcomes research program in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, were quoted in a May 3 HealthDay story on the new National Autism Indicators Report. The story appeared on U.S. News & World Report.

  • Drexel Gets $3.5M to Help Students with Autism

    Paul Shattuck, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and leader of the Life Course Outcomes program in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in a Feb. 18 Philadelphia Inquirer story on the institute's new Transition Pathways program. The story was also reported in the Philly Voice.

  • Drexel University's Autism Institute Receives $3.5 Million Grant For New Programs

    Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and associate director of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in a Feb. 17 KYW Newsradio (1060-AM)story about a $3.5 million grant that will support a new program called "Transition Pathways" to help young people on the autism spectrum find jobs and transition into greater independence. 

  • I’m Not Broken: What This Washington Reporter With Autism Wants You to Understand

    Paul Shattuck, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted and a report from researchers at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute was mentioned in a Dec. 7 National Journal opinion piece about Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

  • Caring for Adults with Autism

    Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and School of Public Health, was interviewed on “The Diane Rehm Show” on NPR on June 10 in a segment focused on services for adults with autism.

  • A New Study Says There Needs to be More Services for Adults with Autism

    Research from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute’s Life Course Outcomes Research Program led by Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor, and Anne Roux, a research scientist in the institute, was mentioned in a segment on WEAR-TV (ABC-Mobile, Alabama) on April 30 about the need for more services for adults on the autism spectrum.

  • Entering Adulthood with Autism and Not Much Else

    Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in a story on NBCPhiladelphia.com on April 27 (syndicated from Newsworks.org) about challenges facing young adults on the autism spectrum.

  • Autism Awareness Advocate's Journey From 'On the Brink' to on the Hill

    Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and School of Public Health and leader of the research program area in life course outcomes, was quoted in an NBCNews.com article on April 24 about the needs of young adults on the autism spectrum and a congressional briefing on the subject, where he testified about his research.

  • Young Adults With Autism More Likely To Be Unemployed, Isolated

    Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and School of Public Health, was quoted in an NPR story, and Anne Roux, research scientist in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in a HealthDay News story, that were syndicated to numerous national outlets online on April 21. The stories focused on a new report about outcomes for young adults on the autism spectrum released by the Life Course Outcomes Research Program led by Shattuck. The study was also mentioned on several local TV affiliates, including KARE-11 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Study: Adults with Autism Often Have Little Opportunity

    A story in USA Today on April 21 featured a new research report issued by the Life Course Outcomes Research Program in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute about challenges facing youth on the autism spectrum during the transition to adulthood. Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and School of Public Health and leader of the research program, and Anne Roux, research scientist in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and lead author of the report, were quoted.

  • Adults with Autism Find few Services After School Ends

    Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and School of Public Health and leader of the research program area in Life Course Outcomes, was quoted in a front-page Baltimore Sun article on April 18 about the difficulties facing young adults on the autism spectrum, including those with both mental illness and autism. 

  • For adults with autism, a lack of support when they need it most

    Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor and leader of the research program area in life course outcomes in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in a Washington Post article on March 24 about the service needs of adults with autism.

  • Adults with Autism are Left to Navigate a Jarring World

    Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and director of the research program area in life course outcomes, was quoted in a ScienceNews.org story on Feb. 10 about challenges facing adults with autism and the growing field of research to address their unmet needs.

  • Autism and Driving: Study Opens Research into Unmet Needs of Adults

    Maria Schultheis, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Public Health and the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, were quoted in a June 30 Autism Speaks blog post about a Drexel study on adult drivers with autism.

  • Local Lettuce Company Employs, Trains Young People With Autism

    Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and School of Public Health, was quoted in a WOSU-FM (Ohio public radio) on June 12 in a story about employment for adults on the autism spectrum.

  • Troubled Future For Young Adults On Autism Spectrum

    Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and School of Public Health, was quoted in a story on WBUR public radio’s “Common Health” site on June 9 about challenges facing young adults on the autism spectrum.

  • Autism costs as much as $2.4 million per person, study says

    Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and School of Public Health, was quoted in multiple stories on June 9 about the cost of caring for individuals on the autism spectrum. His comments, co-authored with Anne M. Roux, senior research coordinator in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, were also quoted in many outlets. Outlets included Reuters, Bloomberg News, Los Angeles Times, Huffington PostBoston Globe and Chicago Tribune.

  • Foundation hopes to fill a void by helping autistic young adults

    Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and School of Public Health, was quoted in a Chicago Tribune column on Dec. 4 about the lack of services and research into service needs for adults on the autism spectrum.

  • Parents create custom jobs for adult kids with autism

    Dr. Paul Shattuck, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and School of Public Health, was quoted in a USA Today story on September 28 about employment for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.

  • Young Adults With Autism Less Likely to Have Jobs, Live Independently

    Dr. Paul Shattuck, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and School of Public Health, was quoted in a HealthDay syndicated story picked up by U.S. News & World Report on September 18 about his team’s research on employment and living outcomes for young adults on the autism spectrum.

  • A.J. Drexel Autism Institute boosts research on adults with autism

    WHYY-FM and Newsworks.org on September 15 featured Dr. Paul Shattuck, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and School of Public Health, in a story about his new position at Drexel and his research emphasis on better understanding the challenges and needs of young adults with autism.

  • Young Adults With Autism Less Likely to Have Jobs, Live Independently

    Dr. Paul Shattuck, an associate professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and School of Public Health, was quoted in a September 18 HealthDay article about young adults with autism who are less likely to have jobs. The story continued to be picked up in numerous outlets including Yahoo! Health, WomensHealth.gov and various ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, and The CW affiliated websites.

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