Mobile REACH: Resources and Education for Autism and Community Health is here!
The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute created one of the first mobile units focused on autism spectrum disorders with generous support from the Lurie Foundation and the Philadelphia Eagles. Mobile REACH is a tool to help people learn about the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and the resources, services, and supports available to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and families. The unit is equipped to be able to provide onsite autism assessments.
Mobile REACH travels to individuals and families throughout Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley, and into suburban and rural Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware areas with a special focus on providing information to individuals and families in underserved and underrepresented communities. The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute also frequently brings the mobile unit to community outreach events.
Ideas for the design for the Mobile REACH were generated by students from the Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media and Design through a student design competition. Students competed to create both the interior and exterior design while keeping in mind the special interests, sensitivities, and needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The exterior design prominently features the Drexel University and A.J. Drexel Autism Institute logos. The interior has features designed to assist with on-site assessments and outreach activities.
Read more about the student design competition or click below to browse the innovative designs the students produced and presented. Contact us for more information or updates on progress.
Team One's Design [PDF]
Team Two's Design [PDF]
Team Three's Design [PDF]
Team Four's Design [PDF]