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Drexel Autism Support Program

Our Mission

The Drexel Autism Support Program (DASP) 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.

Our Values

  • Authenticity
  • Developmental Feedback
  • Independence
  • Self-Determination
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Community
  • Leadership

What DASP Provides

  • One-on-One Peer Mentoring/Coaching
  • Supplemental Case Management with Professional Staff
  • Workshops
  • Social Events

What DASP does not provide

  • Diagnosis, psychotherapy, or accommodations
  • Alternative pathways to Drexel admissions
  • Mediation or advocacy
  • Communication with administration or faculty on behalf of any student
  • Guarantee of students' academic performance or persistence at Drexel University

To Apply for Program Services

DASP does not require its participants to provide documentation of a diagnosis. Current and/or prospective Drexel students may apply and/or inquire by emailing the program Director, Dr. Gerard D. Hoefling, at or calling 215.895.1383.

Recent Drexel Event Promoting One Book, One Philadephia

Drexel recently held an event to discuss The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The program included faculty, staff, and students from the A. J. Drexel Autism Institute, the Drexel Autism Support Program, the College of Arts and Sciences, and partners across the University.

Read the full article in Drexel Now.