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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.

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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.
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.
Diana L. Robins, PhD.

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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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.
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Study: As Many As 1 in 40 U.S. Children Has Autism

As many as 1 in 40 children in the United States have been diagnosed with autism, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with researchers from Drexel University, Harvard Medical School and George Washington University. The report, based on data from the DHS’s 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, seems to confirm a decades-long trend of increasing autism diagnoses among children in the United States.
Drexel students who participated in last year's Eagles Autism Challenge event.

A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Gears Up for Second Eagles Autism Challenge — With Free Registration for Faculty and Staff

With the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute partnering with the Eagles for the second Autism Challenge, Drexel University faculty and staff once again have the opportunity to participate in the race and get involved.
Diana L. Robins, PhD.

Diana L. Robins, PhD, Named Interim Director of A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Diana L. Robins, PhD, professor and research program leader at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University, will take over as interim director, effective Jan. 1.
Project SEARCH intern Jameel Caleb

Project SEARCH Helps High Schoolers on the Spectrum Prep for the Future

Project SEARCH, a program through the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute which provides training and on-the-job experience to Philadelphia public high school students on the autism spectrum, provides benefits to both the participants and involved Drexel departments through internship experiences.