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Results from a February survey shows widespread agreement that Drexel’s ties to the city, co-op and employers belong at the heart of Drexel’s 2020-2030 Strategic Plan, now set for release later this year.

Drexel Researchers Receive Funding for Racial Equity Projects

Just over $100,000 was awarded to 22 faculty and professional staff through Drexel's Rapid Response Research & Development Fund.
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Drexel Study: Measuring Social Networks of Young Adults with Autism

A new study from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University has laid the groundwork to show how interpersonal relationships, and the resources they provide, could impact autistic youth's adult outcomes.
Image of text reading "National Autism Indicators Report: Children on the autism spectrum and family financial hardship" May 2020

National Autism Indicators Report: The Connection Between Autism and Financial Hardship

A new report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University highlighted the financial challenges facing households of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States. According to the report, households of children with ASD experience higher levels of poverty, material hardship and medical expenses than households of children with other special health care needs.
The members of the Executive Planning Committee attended a day-long retreat before winter break.

Where Do We Want Drexel To Be in 10 Years?

Starting this month, the committee working on Drexel’s new 10-Year Strategic Plan will begin meeting with colleges and schools to seek input on how Drexel should navigate the upcoming crucial decade.
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Diana L. Robins, PhD, Named Director of A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

The professor and research program leader at the Institute had been serving as interim director this year and joined the Drexel faculty in 2014.
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A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Awarded Grant to Improve Interactions Between Individuals with Autism and Criminal Justice System

The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) has awarded a competitive grant to local leaders from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and the Philadelphia Police Department, who are working to improve interactions between autistic individuals and the justice system, and fund international meeting in Philadelphia 2020. 
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — May

This month's installment of the “Heard Around Campus” feature contains information about University awards and recently completed construction projects.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — April

In this roundup of Drexel events and news, you can learn about professional and personal opportunities available through the University, including the inaugural Director of the Teaching and Learning Center and a last call to register for the 2018 Eagles Autism Challenge.
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For Youth with Autism, Where You Live Matters: Study of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Across States

Youth with autism often have difficulty finding and keeping employment, making Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services, like job placement, essential. New research from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute found Vocational Rehabilitation services across states vary dramatically leaving some young adults without support.

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Three A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Research Projects Funded by Eagles Autism Challenge

On World Autism Day (April 2) the Eagles Autism Challenge announced eight projects to be funded after being evaluated by an independent scientific advisory board comprised of top autism researchers. Of the eight total projects funded, three will be led by researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute.
Assistant Project Director of Transition Pathways in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Jackie Abrams stands before the finish line inside Lincoln Financial Field at the 2018 Eagles Autism Challenge.

Tips and Advice for Taking on the Eagles Autism Challenge

In gearing up for the second year of the Eagles Autism Challenge and Drexel University’s involvement, participants from last year’s events shared their tips for fundraising and training for the event.
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Report: Low-Income and Minority Youth with Autism Face Worse Outcomes than Peers

The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute releases The National Autism Indicators Reports every year since 2015. The recently released fourth edition, "The 2018 National Autism Indicators Report: High School Students on the Autism Spectrum," highlights the challenges facing minority youth and those from low-income households.