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Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Persist for Individuals with Autism

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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Strong Professional Development Networks Benefit Autistic Students

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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How Do Autistic Individuals Interact with the Criminal Justice System?

Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University recently published research that identified the experiences of autistic individuals and their caregivers across their interactions with the criminal justice system through analysis of a statewide survey in Pennsylvania, including as victims of an interaction, criminal offenders and witnesses to a crime, with respondents reporting both positive and negative experiences.

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How Do Team Dynamics Shape Success for Children with Autism in Public Schools?

Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University investigated if the "team-around-the-child" - the parents, school staff and community providers - was associated with perceived successful school transitions for children with autism from lower income families.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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States’ Developmental Disability Services Lacking for Autistic Adults and Their Families

In the latest National Autism Indicators Report, researchers from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute found families of autistic adults who use Developmental Disability services face gaps in services and supports, lack of emergency planning and barriers to community participation.
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Autism Online: A Review of How Autistic People Communicate Virtually

Researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute collected and reviewed published research about how autistic youth and adults use the internet to communicate and provide a framework for understanding contributions, gaps and opportunities in online autistic communities.

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National Autism Indicators Report: The Complex Health and Health Care of Individuals with Autism

In the recently published sixth report in the National Autism Indicators Report series, researchers from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute highlight a holistic picture of what health and health care look like across the life course for people on the autism spectrum.
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Drexel Study: Medicaid and Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Using administrative data from the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX), researchers from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute found a substantial increase in the percent of adults receiving services for autism in the Medicaid population from 2008-2012.