August

Text on image says National Autism Indicators Report: Mental Health, August 2021 National Autism Indicators Report: High Rates of Mental Health Conditions and Persistent Disparities in Care
Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University released the latest National Autism Indicators Report highlighting the importance of mental health care in autistic children and adults. The report found high rates of mental health conditions in autistic children and adults and persistent disparities in mental health and health care by race and ethnicity.
Main Building with the text faculty and staff update Aug. 27 Expectations and Accommodations for the Return to Campus
A message was sent to faculty and professional staff about expectations and accommodations as Drexel prepares for a return to normal capacity this fall.
Heard Around Campus Heard Around Campus — August
With faculty and professional staff returning to campus next month, there is a lot to catch up with for on-campus operations and opportunities.
Report: Autistic Individuals Have Increased Risk of COVID-19
Autistic adults, adults with intellectual disability, and adults with mental health diagnoses have multiple risk factors for infection with COVID-19 and for experiencing more severe disease if they contract COVID-19, according to research from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University.
An image of the interior of Main Building with the text "faculty/staff update: Aug. 24." Guiding Our Return with Flexibility
A message with updates related to remote and flexible work arrangements this fall was sent to faculty and professional staff.
Dragon statue with the text campus update Aug. 19 Drexel Campus Public Health Update
A public health update was sent to the Drexel community announcing that in order to further reduce the risk of infection among vaccinated persons, Drexel now requires masks for all students and employees (vaccinated or not) in all indoor public, shared, instructional and research settings on campus.
Green fruits and vegetables surrounding a glass containing a green smoothie. Dieting: Villain or Scapegoat? Research Reevaluates Weight Loss Dieting
For decades, there has been an accepted definition of dieting in academia, and in society as a whole. Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has recently reevaluated the decades of dieting research to redefine the way researchers and the public define – and therefore understand - dieting and the culture of weight loss.
New Drexel University Public Safety & U image. Public Safety & U — August
The Department of Public Safety prepared a checklist of safety-related actions you can take now to prepare for your arrival at Drexel next month.
A screenshot of a networking event Drexel held for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellows to connect with representatives from Citizen Diplomacy International Philadelphia. Mandela Washington Fellows 2021: Building Resilient Leaders in a Pandemic
After being paused last year due to the pandemic, the longstanding U.S. State Department program returned to connect young African leaders with Drexel Dragons — but in a new, virtual format.
Report: How Are States Using Medicaid for the Needs of Autistic Individuals?
Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University reviewed how states use Medicaid programs to address the needs of the growing population of adults on the autism spectrum by looking at data sources from 2004-2015 to determine what services and programs were available and how policy changes may impact outcomes of individuals with ASD receiving services.
Drexel students Ben Fink, left, and Armon Owlia ’20, center, with DASP Director Amy Edwards. Photo courtesy Amy Edwards. Drexel Autism Support Program: A Unique Offering for Unique Learners
The University’s holistic approach helps neurodivergent Dragons adjust and prepare for college and employment.
Justin Best '19 competing at the Olympics this year. Photo courtesy of Justin Best. Recent Alums Represent Drexel Rowing Tradition at 2020 Olympics
Justin Best ’19 and Reilly Dampeer ’21 are two Drexel alumni that have competed or coached in rowing events in this year’s Olympic Games and cite Drexel athletics and academics as pivotal elements in their rise to success.
Dragon statue with the text campus update August 3 Masking Expanded for All on Campus as Delta Precaution
A message about Drexel requiring that all students and employees wear a face mask whenever they are in Drexel instructional and research spaces — even if they are fully vaccinated was sent to the University community.