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Is It Autism? Mental Illness? Both? How To Navigate Double Diagnosis

A study on mental health diagnoses of children with autism co-authored by Jessica Rast, a research associate in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was mentioned in an Oct. 12 Austin American-Statesman (Texas) story about how parents can navigate double diagnoses of autism and a mental health condition, like anxiety, ADHD or depression. 

Study: Autistic Adults May Be at a Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19

Lindsay Shea, DrPH, director of the Policy and Analytics Center and assistant professor, and Whitney Schott, PhD, an assistant research professor, both in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, were quoted in a Sept. 10 Very Well Health article about their recently published research that found autistic individuals have an increased risk of COVID-19 infection.

Study Claims Individuals With Autism Could Be at a Higher Risk of COVID-19 Contagion

Whitney Schott, PhD, an assistant research professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in an Aug. 31 Mental Daily article about recently published research co-authored by Schott that found that autistic individuals have an increased risk of COVID-19 infection. 

Elon Musk Revealed He Has Autism. It's a Milestone for People Like Me | Opinion

Research on the unemployment rates of adults with autism from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute was mentioned in a May 10 Newsweek opinion piece about Elon Musk revealing he has autism on "Saturday Night Live" and what it means for people with autism to see such a high profile public figure be open about his neurodivergence. 

Their Sons Couldn’t Find Good Jobs.  So N.J. Moms Opened a Business That Hires Adults With Autism.

Research on the unemployment rates of adults with autism from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute was mentioned in an April 2 NJ.com article about a New Jersey business that employs workers on the autism spectrum. The founders created the business because they both have adult sons with ASD and commiserated about the lack of employment opportunities for them.

Autism Advocacy Groups Urge Vaccine Priority as Caregivers Worry

Lindsay Shea, DrPH, director of the Policy and Analytics Center and assistant professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in a Feb. 5 WHYY.org story about advocacy for individuals with autism to be given vaccine priority.

New Report Outlines Health Care Disparities for Autistic People Across the Lifespan

Lindsay Shea, DrPH, director of the Policy and Analytics Center and assistant professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in a Dec. 2 The Mighty article on the Autism Institute’s recently published National Autism Indicators Report on health and health care of individuals with autism throughout their life course. 

9 Medical Experts on How Their Kids Are Safely Celebrating Halloween

Kristen Lyall, SCD, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Dornsife School of Public Health and A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, and Neal Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were quoted in an Oct. 5 Philadelphia Inquirer article about how area epidemiologists are considering safety while celebrating Halloween this year.

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.