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Parent-Mediated Intervention in ASD:  Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Continental Breakfast provided 8:30 AM-9:00 AM

Nesbitt Hall: Ruth Auditorium
33rd & Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. Ingersoll will present an overview of parent-mediated intervention for young children with ASD, with a focus on the current evidence base. She will discuss challenges with the dissemination and implementation of existing evidence-supported models in community settings. Finally, she will consider the potential for increasing community adoption of parent-mediated approaches through the use of alternative development and evaluation frameworks. Examples from Project ImPACT, a community-focused parent-mediated intervention, will be used to highlight key concepts.

To RSVP for The Third Annual Autism Public Health Lecture please click here. RSVP is preferred but not required. 


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Creating Integrated Health Care Services for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This conference is presented by Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions and the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Drexel University Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

An interdisciplinary conference for healthcare professionals and students in nursing, medicine, dentistry, physical and occupational therapies, health counseling, health education and other health-related professions.

Keynote: Catherine Rice, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Speakers: James Connell, PhD, Psychologist and Behavioral Analyst, Drexel University
Marcia R. Gardner, PhD, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Seton Hall U
Jennifer Harrison Elder, PhD, RN, Associate Dean, University of Florida
David Mandell, ScD, Services Research Scientist, UPENN, School of Medicine
Judith Miller, PhD, Psychologist, The Children Hospital of Philadelphia
Craig Newschaffer, PhD, Epidemiologist, Drexel University
Romy Nocera, PhD, Director of Clinical Research Emergency Dept, Hahnemann Hospital
Beth Pfeiffer, PhD, Occupational/Rehabilitation Specialist, Temple University
Jennifer Pinto-Martin, PhD, Epidemiologist, UPENN, School of Nursing
Lindsay Shea, DrPH, Project Director AJ Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel U
Margaret C. Souders, PhD, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, The Children Hospital of Philadelphia
Renee Turchi, MD, MPH, Pediatrician, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Carl V. Tyler, MD, MSc, Physician and Geriatrics Research Director, The Cleveland Clinic

Session Moderators include: Diana Robins, PhD; Paul Shattuck, PhD

Visit our website to register online
All attendees must register in advance

Main Conference Page

For more information or to be added to the mailing list, email or call

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Please join  

John A. Fry
President, Drexel University
as we proudly present

A. J. Drexel Autism Institute’s Mobile REACH
(Resources and Education for Autism and Community Health)

Thursday, May 29, 2014
2 - 4 p.m.

2 p.m. Presentation followed by Community Celebration and Tours
Drexel Quad
Between Chestnut & Market Streets / 32nd & 33rd Streets

For more information, contact
Angel Hogan at or 215.571.3443 

A.J. Drexel Autism Institute recently created a custom-outfitted van, called Mobile REACH, to extend autism outreach and clinical research activities into the community. Mobile REACH – for Resources and Education for Autism and Community Health – embodies the A. J. Drexel Autism Institute’s mission to address autism as a public health issue – providing access to information and services for autism, and doing so at a wide-reaching scale.
Mobile REACH will travel to individuals and families who aren’t able to easily reach West Philadelphia. The mobile outreach unit will travel throughout Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley and into suburban and rural Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware areas and will also go to community outreach events to help people learn about the A. J. Drexel Autism Institute, resources, services and supports available to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.