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Drexel Autism Support Program

Our Mission

The Drexel Autism Support Program (DASP) is a student-centered program for current Drexel students with the goal of promoting academic and social competency, self-advocacy, interpersonal skills, independent living, and social integration. Our goal is to ensure that DASP participants take advantage of University life, develop the academic and social skills needed to pursue career opportunities, and lead a full and enriched life.

Our Values

Our program values neurodiversity and all the benefits that diversity contributes to the greater societal good. We value the individual along with individual differences and support personal growth through understanding our strengths and how those strengths can build and support areas of need and personal development.

DASP Offers

  • A person-centered approach to developing a Personalized Assessment for Student Success (PASS) plan.
  • Formal psychoeducational, social, and adaptive evaluation opportunities to identify strengths and areas in need of support.
  • Ongoing PASS plan monitoring with the AJ Drexel Autism Institute including:
    • One-on-one peer mentoring and coaching
    • Supplemental case management with professional staff
  • Workshops in life skills, social development, planning for academic success, and career interests.
  • Planned structured and unstructured social events.
  • A campus advisory board focused on community engagement and ongoing collaborations with other Drexel units including:
    • Academic advising
    • Steinbright Career Development Center
    • Student Life
    • Campus Engagement
    • Residential Living
    • Disability Resources
    • AJ Drexel Autism Institute

Apply for Program Services

To apply to the Drexel Autism Support Program (DASP):

  • Complete the DASP Application [PDF].
  • Email your completed application, letter of acceptance to Drexel University, and any additional supporting documentation (optional, but encouraged) to

Recent Drexel Event Promoting One Book, One Philadephia

Drexel recently held an event to discuss The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The program included faculty, staff, and students from the A. J. Drexel Autism Institute, the Drexel Autism Support Program, the College of Arts and Sciences, and partners across the University.

Read the full article in Drexel Now.