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A Police Officer Shot a 13-Year-Old With Autism in Salt Lake City

Research from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute about what happens when youth on the autism spectrum are stopped by police, was mentioned in a Sept. 8 New York Times story about a recent shooting of a 13-year-old autistic boy by Salt Lake City police officer.

Improving Social Connections May Help an Autistic Patient's Mental Health

Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick, PhD, an assistant professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in an Aug. 18 Health Mania article about recently published research she led on measuring the social networks of young adults with autism and how that can lead to a better understanding of the resources and benefits the social networks provide.

'It's a Movement': Business Leaders Make a Case for Hiring Employees on the Autism Spectrum

President John Fry and research from National Autism Indicators Report, as well as the Transition Pathways program, from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute were mentioned in a June 23 Philadelphia Business Journal article about Independence Blue Cross’ human resources department implementing neurodiversity hiring practices.

Why it is Critical to Assess Quality of Life in People with Autism

Laura Graham Holmes, PhD, a post-doctoral researcher in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, co-authored a June 2 Spectrum article about why it’s critical to assess quality of life in people with autism.

Uncles, Aunts May Influence a Child's Odds for Autism

Kristen Lyall, ScD, an assistant professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in a May 27 HealthDay article about a recently published study that showed a child with an aunt or uncle with autism increased the odds of the child being diagnosed with autism. The story was picked up by several outlets including U.S. News & World Report and the International Business Times.

Autism as an Advantage in AI Jobs: This Organization Is Making an Argument for Neurodiversity

Research from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute was mentioned in a May 19 CNET story about companies hiring individuals with autism for AI jobs.

Autistic People Report Poor Health, Low Life Satisfaction

Laura Graham Holmes, PhD, a post-doctoral researcher in the A.J. Autism Institute, was quoted in an April 10 Spectrum article about research she led that developed a questionnaire to evaluate the quality of life for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while she was a post-doctoral fellow at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Researchers Develop Tool to Measure Quality of Life in People with Autism

Laura Graham Holmes, PhD, a post-doctoral researcher in the A.J. Autism Institute, was quoted in a March 26 Psych Central article about research she led that developed a questionnaire to evaluate the quality of life for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while she was a post-doctoral fellow at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

When the Police Stop a Teenager With Special Needs

Research from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute about what happens when youth on the autism spectrum are stopped by police, was mentioned in a Feb. 27 New York Times story about the challenges police face when stopping teens with special needs. 

Autism Heritability: It Probably Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

Brian Lee, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and fellow in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, authored a Jan. 7 Spectrum news article about how best to define autism heritability and why researchers need to look deeper into how environment may influence autism risk.

Andrew Yang, in Iowa City, Talks Family, Care for People on Autism Spectrum

Research from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute about lack of employment opportunities for individuals with autism was mentioned in a Dec. 14 Iowa City Press-Citizen story about Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang's recently released plan to address care for people with disabilities.

Drexel's Autism Institute Finds New Director In-House

Diana Robins, PhD, director of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was featured in a Nov. 27Philadelphia Business Journal story about her recent appointment as director of the Institute.