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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 competency, self-advocacy, interpersonal skills, independent living, and social integration.

Our Values

  • Authenticity
  • Developmental Feedback
  • Independence
  • Self-Determination
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Community
  • Leadership

What DASP Provides

  • One-on-One Peer Mentoring/Coaching
  • Supplemental Case Management with Professional Staff
  • Workshops
  • Social Events

What DASP does not provide

  • Diagnosis, psychotherapy, or accommodations
  • Alternative pathways to Drexel admissions
  • Mediation or advocacy
  • Communication with administration or faculty on behalf of any student
  • Guarantee of students' academic performance or persistence at Drexel University

To Apply for Program Services

DASP does not require its participants to provide documentation of a diagnosis. Current and/or prospective Drexel students may apply and/or inquire by emailing the program Director, Dr. Gerard D. Hoefling, at or calling 215.895.1383.