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Image of text reading "National Autism Indicators Report: Children on the autism spectrum and family financial hardship" May 2020

National Autism Indicators Report: The Connection Between Autism and Financial Hardship

A new report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University highlighted the financial challenges facing households of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States. According to the report, households of children with ASD experience higher levels of poverty, material hardship and medical expenses than households of children with other special health care needs.

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  • Photo of Sandra Kirschenmann, Executive Director of the Sacramento Center for Graduate Studies Kirschenmann Sacramento Center Executive Director
    November 9, 2011

    Drexel University has named Dr. Sandra G. Kirschenmann, vice chancellor of resource development for Los Rios Community College District, as executive director of the Sacramento Center for Graduate Studies, announced Drexel President John A. Fry. She will begin her tenure at Drexel on December 12, and report to Provost Mark Greenberg.
  • Hospital Safety Climate Linked to Both Patient and Nurse Injuries
    November 7, 2011

    A safe working environment for nurses is also a safe environment for the patients in their care, according to a new study led by public health researchers at Drexel University, published online in BMJ Quality and Safety in October.

  • Donald Bersoff was apppointed President of the APA for 2013 Donald Bersoff Elected APA President
    November 3, 2011

    Drexel University professor Dr. Donald N. Bersoff, a national expert on legal and ethical issues in mental health, has been elected 2013 president of the American Psychological Association.

    November 1, 2011

    WPSG-TV (The CW Philly 57) has announced that it will air “OFF CAMPUS,” a sitcom produced by students in Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, as part of its programming this fall. All three seasons, including the premiere of season three, of the all-student production will air on The CW Philly from November 5-26.
  • Drexel and UCD Program Offers Paid Training to Certified Medical Assistants from West Philadelphia
    November 1, 2011

    In an effort to build real connections between Drexel and the West Philadelphia community, Drexel and UCD have developed a 14-week program that provides paid technical skills training, professional development training, mentoring by seasoned medical professionals, career development and job coaching services, and job opportunities through Drexel University College of Medicine.

  • CMJ Awards Cooley OBrien WKDU Named CMJ Station of the Year
    October 28, 2011

    Drexel’s student-run radio station WKDU (91.7 FM) was named “Station of the Year” for the second year in a row by College Music Journal, adding to a growing list of accolades for one of the stalwarts of FM student radio in the area.

  • Drexel Academy of Natural Sciences Complete Affiliation Agreement
    October 27, 2011

    The Academy of Natural Sciences President and CEO George W. Gephart, Jr., and Drexel University President John A. Fry, joined with Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the completion of an historic affiliation between the Academy and Drexel that will promote discovery, learning and civic engagement in the natural and environmental sciences and further enhance Philadelphia’s reputation as a leader in scientific research and education.

  • Drexel Receives Award for Geriatric Mental Health in Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum
    October 24, 2011

    Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions has received an award for infusing geropsychiatric nursing into its undergraduate nursing curriculum. The award, issued by the American Academy of Nursing’s (AAN) Geriatric Nursing Collaborative, recognizes Drexel’s leadership in preparing the next generation of nurses to address the mental health needs of older patients in a variety of health care settings.

  • URBN Center for Westphal College
    October 24, 2011

    Drexel University President John A. Fry has announced that the University will immediately begin renovation of the iconic Robert Venturi building, perhaps the best example of his celebrated “decorated shed,” at 35th and Market Streets. The Drexel Board of Trustees in its September meeting approved the financing package for construction of the URBN Center, which will serve as the new home for the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

  • Nanoelectronics 2020 Beyond
    October 21, 2011

    A team of scientists and engineers led by Drexel materials science and engineering professor Dr. Jonathan Spanier and collaborators Dr. Andrew Rappe of the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Lane Martin, Dr. Nadya Mason, and Dr. Moonsub Shim the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) joins a group of research teams nationwide in striving to revolutionize the tiny electronic components that keep the world’s technology moving at ever-increasing speeds.

  • Drexel and Shanghai Advanced Research Institute Announce Research Collaboration
    October 19, 2011

    Drexel University and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have signed a collaboration agreement that will bring together researchers from the two institutions for pioneering work in scientific and technological innovation.

  • Half the Sky art exhibition
    October 19, 2011

    Only one month remains for visitors to experience the historic exhibition of contemporary Chinese women artists, Half the Sky: Women in the New Art of China, which will be on display at Drexel University through Saturday, November 12, 2011.

  • Men's Basketball Team Drexel Basketball 2011-12 Season
    October 14, 2011

    With talented veteran teams returning, anticipation surrounding the start of Drexel men’s and women’s basketball season next month is undeniable. Supporters will have ample opportunities to get to know the teams in the coming weeks in preparation for their mid-November tip-off.

  • Image of the Smart House Smart House wins NOVA Award
    October 13, 2011

    The Drexel Smart House has been selected by the World Green Energy Symposium (WGES) to receive a 2011 NOVA Award during the third annual symposium from October 19 – 21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The Smart House was nominated in the Educational Case Study category for its student-led, multidisciplinary approach to developing a sustainable model for urban residential living and entrepreneurial innovation.

  • PA Treasury Campus Energy Efficiency Fund
    October 5, 2011

    State Treasurer Rob McCord unveiled at Drexel an innovative financing opportunity that will help Pennsylvania colleges and universities cut utility costs through job-creating energy efficiency improvements that will also contribute to a cleaner environment. Drexel is the first institution to participate.

  • iSchool DataNet Federation Consortium
    October 3, 2011

    The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology is an active collaborator in a  new effort to address key data challenges facing scientific researchers in the digital age, led by the University of North Carolina.

  • Five-Story Biowall of Plants Serves as a Living Laboratory for Air Quality Research at Drexel
    September 29, 2011

    Drexel's new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building features a five-story vertical wall of living plants – the largest such wall in North America and the only one at a U.S. university. Scientists and students at Drexel are studying the biowall, an active living filter that removes volatile organic compounds from the air, to get a better understanding of how it works.

  • LOOK on Lancaster Ave Public Art Project
    September 29, 2011

    The public art project LOOK! on Lancaster Avenue will open on September 30 with the unveiling of 16 visual and sound art installations, which will transform storefronts and windows of 13 vacant buildings along Lancaster Avenue through November 30.

  • half the sky sculpture Half the Sky Opening
    September 23, 2011

    Half the Sky: Women in the New Art of China , an historic exhibition of artwork by contemporary Chinese women artists, presented by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, opened to the public with a reception on September 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the new Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St).
  • Zombie Uprising Helps Nurse Educators' BRAINS
    August 15, 2011

    A simulated zombie uprising took two dozen health education professionals by surprise, giving them a hands-on lesson on what their students feel, and providing important lessons in emergency preparedness.

  • The Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel Announce Historic Affiliation
    May 19, 2011

    The collaboration will further Philadelphia’s reputation as a leader in the Natural and Environmental Sciences; The Pew Charitable Trusts Announces $1 million grant

  • Coulter Foundation Helps Create 20 Million Endowment in Support of Biomedical Innovations
    April 26, 2011

    Drexel University was awarded $10 million by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to endow the Coulter Translational Research Partnership program. The University matched the Coulter Foundation’s $10 million grant creating a $20 million endowment to bring life saving solutions to clinical practice by moving promising biomedical discoveries to commercialization.

  • Drexel Receives $15 Million Gift in Support of Civic Engagement and Community Initiatives Drexel Receives 15 Million Gift in Support of Civic Engagement and Community Initiatives
    April 15, 2011

    In recognition of philanthropist Philip B. Lindy's generous support, Drexel will name the Center for Civic Engagement for Lindy.

  • Witnesses to Hunger Exhibition Spotlights Plight of Poverty-Stricken Women in Philadelphia
    December 10, 2008

    Groundbreaking research on hunger at Drexel University's School of Public Health shows personal experience of 40 mothers and their children