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  • Graphic showing data of percentage of adult autistic Medicaid beneficiaries with medical conditions, by race and ethnicity.

    Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Persist for Individuals with Autism

    December 16, 2021

    Using Medicaid data, researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute identified health, nutrition and psychiatric conditions that varied in prevalence. They found a higher prevalence of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and obesity by race.

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    A ‘Vicious Cycle’ of Nonfatal Overdoses Causes ‘Alzheimer’s-Like’ Symptoms, Drexel Team Suggests

    December 08, 2021

    In a new review paper Dornsife researchers look at previous studies on how an opioid overdose affects brain function and risk behaviors.

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    New Data Shows Public Health Benefit to Closing Indoor Dining

    December 06, 2021

    Closing indoor dining during the first two waves of the pandemic was associated with a 61% decline in new COVID-19 cases over a six-week span, preventing an estimated 142 daily cases per city, compared with cities that reopened indoor dining during that period, according to recently published data from experts at the Dornsife School of Public Health. The team looked at data from March to October 2020 in 11 U.S. cities, including Philadelphia, Atlanta and Dallas. The results were published last month in the journal Epidemiology.

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    Strong Professional Development Networks Benefit Autistic Students

    December 06, 2021

    Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute recently published a study on the social networks of professional development providers who coach teachers to implement evidence-based teaching practices (EBPs) in their classrooms for their autistic students. When professional development providers have strong networks of professional support, they can potentially gain access to helpful resources to provide higher quality, successful individualized coaching for teachers.

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