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Current Projects

We have several big projects currently underway. Information for each of these is listed below.

The National Autism Indicators Report series

We will regularly produce in-depth reports using national data that cover topics relevant to policy and practice. Our initial report, Transition into Adulthood, was released in the spring of 2015. This report is a comprehensive overview of all we know about how life turns out in the first eight years after high school. It will serve as an important reference baseline for assessing national efforts to “move the needle” on transition outcomes.

As these reports are published, you’ll be able to access them in the Publications section of our site.

The National Autism Data Center

We aim to be the Census Bureau of the autism community - providing expert and accurate analysis of large data sets with information about people on the autism spectrum and their families. We have established a comprehensive collection of data sets and created a secure workspace, as required by data use license agreements, with two super-computer workstations. We have begun producing reports, fact sheets and infographics. We are working on a business plan to offer custom analyses of data under contract with government and nonprofit agencies.

To check out the work we’ve produced, please visit our Publications and Reports section. 

Autism Transitions Research Project

The Autism Transitions Research Project is a research initiative funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA grant # UJ2MC31073). The project period is September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2022. The Project Director is Dr. Paul Shattuck, Leader of the AJ Drexel Autism Institute’s Life Course Outcomes Research Program Area.

Please follow this link to learn more.