Oct. 13, 2017
Vitamins during pregnancy make disability less likely
New research led by Drexel University shows that women who took multivitamins during pregnancy are less likely to have a child with autism and a co-occurring intellectual disability.
Apr. 7, 2017
Saying goodbye to “Sesame Street”
When President Donald Trump announced his 2018 budget March 16, the main point he was trying to make was that he was going to follow up on his campaign pledge on making America great again.
Mar. 10, 2017
My life with Asperger’s
I was told six years ago that I had Asperger’s syndrome. Up until that point, I subconsciously knew that I was different in some sort of way. Making friends, for me, wasn’t easy. I couldn’t relate to those around me on an emotional level and, frankly, I didn’t really feel the need to.
Feb. 17, 2017
Defending the neurodiverse
It’s amazing when you look high up in our government how much garbage you can find.
Feb. 18, 2016
Drexel Autism Institute receives anonymous $3.5 mil donation
Drexel University announced Feb. 17 that the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute has recently received a $3.5 million anonymous grant for incubator programs geared towards young adults that fall on the autism spectrum. The name of the program is Transition Pathways and it generally focuses on high school seniors, a group that is at risk of falling off the “services cliff,” or aging out of their support programs.
Dec. 5, 2014
Law student takes Dechert LLP to court over Alleged ADA violation
Drexel Law student William Hanrahan filed a lawsuit Nov. 6 against Dechert LLP claiming its hiring process violated the American with Disabilities Act.
Oct. 3, 2014
Autism Institute receives anonymous donation of $3.6 million dollars
The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute received an anonymous donation of $3.6 million, Drexel University announced Aug. 10. The gift is intended to help fund the Life Course Outcomes Program, a pioneering study about how people with autism change as they age.
Jun. 6, 2014
Fry unveils mobile Autism clinic
President John A. Fry presented the first vehicle in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute’s Mobile Resources and Education for Autism and Community Health program, May 29 in the Drexel quad. About 50 professors, students and associates of the Autism Institute showed up to celebrate the mobile unit’s premiere.
May. 9, 2014
Study links autism and parental age
In a recent study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, Drexel professor and A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Fellow Brian Lee revealed the results of his research, which identifies increased parental age as a risk factor for autism spectrum disorders in children.
Aug. 3, 2012
Students design mobile autism clinic
The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design hosted an exhibition and judging event Aug. 1 for 13 students who created interior and exterior designs for a custom-made van that the institute will purchase for use as a mobile clinic.