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The A-Blog

A Blog of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute is the first research organization dedicated to bringing a public health approach to understanding and addressing the challenges of autism spectrum disorders. The Institute’s interdisciplinary team of world-class researchers explores autism’s characteristics, causes and consequences to develop community-based action to improve the quality of life for individuals of all ages with autism.

The work we do here at the Autism Institute encompasses the entire lifespan, including autism risk factors during pregnancy, to early diagnosis and intervention during early childhood, all the way through transitioning to education, employment, and beyond in adulthood. Whether it’s preparing high school students diagnosed with autism for a job after graduation or looking at how a mother’s diet might influence the chances of a newborn developing autism, our initiatives and projects work to advance our understanding of autism every day.

Youth Voices 

With Destinee Bullock  

Project Career Launch Participant 

posted by: Dahrah Muhammad

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Connecting Students to Employers in Growing Industries in Philadelphia

posted by: Dahrah Muhammad

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Fathers Support Group Live

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Welcoming Our Summer Scholars

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AJ Drexel Autism Institute collaborates with Community College of Philadelphia to expand transition program

posted by: Autism Institute Staff

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Introducing the Alliance

posted by: Jaime Fountaine

The Alliance of Autism College to Employment Programs (a.k.a. The Alliance) is a new association for research-minded practitioners who are dedicated to autistic college students' success and building inclusive campus communities.

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Project Career Launch Student Highlight: Meet Giovanni Carrion

posted by: Dahrah Muhammad

Giovanni Carrion is a student with Project Career Launch, a program that provides the tools and training necessary to increase employment outcomes for young adults on the autism spectrum.

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AJ Drexel Autism Institute Receives Two Grants from Drexel's Rapid Response Research & Development Fund

posted by: Jaime Fountaine

This year, in honor of Juneteenth, and Drexel’s commitment to the necessary examination and eradication of racial inequalities, Drexel's Rapid Response Research & Development Fund focused on racial equity projects.

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The Role Male Sex Hormones Play In Autism Risk

posted by: Bushraa Khatib

Males are about four times as likely as females to be diagnosed with autism, but experts still don’t know why. Researchers explored what role male sex hormones play in autism risk.

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