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Clinical Core

Interim Clinical Core Director: Brigid Garvin

Jessica Day-Watkins, Ph.D., BCBA., Assistant Research Professor
Sherira Fernandes, Ph.D., NCSP., Clinical Supervisor
Kate Piselli, Ph.D., NCSP, School Psychologist

The Clinical Core provides the capacity to conduct psycho-social, behavioral and neuro-psychological assessments in support of the Autism Institute’s mission. Located in a clinic on Drexel's campus in University City, the Clinical Core houses a team of licensed psychologists and certified school psychologists and behavior analysts, with access to other related mental and behavioral health-care workers.

The Clinical Core team partners with nationally known scientists and colleagues at local universities including the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. Researchers interested in more information around potential collaboration should contact Brigid Garvin

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The Clinical Core provides expert trainings and consultation in the greater Philadelphia area. Behavioral health or educational service providers interested in consultation and training should take a look at specific services and trainings described in detail on the Clinical Consultation page.