The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute created one of the first mobile units, Mobile REACH (Resources and Education for Autism and Community Health), focused on autism spectrum disorders. Mobile REACH is a tool designed to provide assessments and help people learn about the Autism Institute and the resources, services, and supports available.
The annual pilot grant competition aims to provide clinical capacity to Drexel faculty who are interested in autism research and in need of collecting pilot data for larger grant submissions. Grants cover direct project costs up to $20,000.
The ASERT Collaborative works to support individuals with autism and their families by providing expertise in clinical, data, and policy projects, and provides a statewide resource center that connects individuals with autism, their families, and professionals to relevant information, events, trainings, and other opportunities.
Drexel University is exploring different strategies to help young adults on the autism spectrum achieve a successful transition from high school. The overall aim is to pilot test and refine programs that will become examples for other communities to learn from.
The Philadelphia Autism Project is a citywide initiative and conducted in partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services that aims to examine the services and supports for individuals and families who are living with autism in Philadelphia.