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What happened to young adults with autism between high school and their early 20s? 36% attended any postsecondary education. 19% lived independently. 58% had a job for pay. 74% received any services.

Society & Culture - Health

Report: 1 in 3 Young Adults with Autism Disconnected from Work and School

Autism doesn't end at adulthood — yet most public awareness, public policy and research on autism focus on children. A new national report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute answers questions about the experiences and outcomes of young adults on the spectrum.
Philadelphia Science Festival

Science & Technology - Campus & Community

Drexel Joins Philadelphia Science Festival's Weeklong Celebration of Science and Technology

Students, faculty and staff from Drexel University will help make the fifth anniversary of the Philadelphia Science Festival one of the biggest citywide celebrations to date. More than 200 regional partner organizations from museums to cultural centers and educational institutions will present over 100 events across the city during the nine-day celebration intended to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. 


Chart of cancer awareness ribbon colors. Credit: Judith E. Bell, CC-BY SA 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/jhandbell/14357589121

Health - Society & Culture

Do Health Awareness Days Actually Promote Health?

Public health researchers contend that health awareness days have not been held to an appropriate level of scrutiny given the scale at which they have been embraced,in a peer-reviewed commentary in the American Journal of Public Health.
Voxel-lesion symptom map shows areas associated with speech production (blue-green) and speech recognition (red-yellow) factors in the brain. Credit: Mirman et al., Nature Communications

Science & Technology - Health

Mapping Language in the Brain

Aphasia, an impairment of language common after stroke or other brain injury, can make it difficult to return to work and maintain social relationships. A new study published provides a detailed brain map of language impairments in aphasia following stroke.
Drexel will honor 14 honorary degree recipients at the 2015 commencement ceremonies.

Campus & Community

Drexel Announces 2015 Honorary Degree Recipients

Drexel University will award 14 honorary degrees to recipients including tennis legend and activist Billie Jean King, MIT Professor Emeritus and linguistics expert Noam Chomsky, 2011 Nobel Prize winner Dan Shechtman and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.

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40 Under 40 - 2015

For the third year, check out some of the amazing things the University’s star graduates have been able to do with their Drexel degrees.

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