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Drexel Autism Institute Receives $3.6 Million for Research Initiatives

An anonymous $3.6 million gift to the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute’s Life Course Outcomes Research Initiatives program will not only innovate and invest in evidence-based measures to support adults with autism, but will also train additional scholars in this important area of public health research. Led by Autism Institute associate professor Dr. Paul Shattuck – who holds a secondary appointment in the Drexel University School of Public Health – the programs include the Indicators Initiative, which will assess community-level and national indicators of outcomes and services for people on the autism spectrum; the Promising Practices Initiative, which will work to develop innovative approaches to service provision and policies; the Research Leadership Initiative, which aims to expand the field of useful research by training additional scholars; and the Long-Term Knowledge Initiative, which will conduct studies designed to discover how life unfolds over a long period of time for people on the autism spectrum and their families.

http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2014/September/Autism-Life-Course-Research/#sthash.k6XYA47R.dpuf