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Drexel Academic and Career Program

Drexel Academic and Career Program
Drexel University
Drexel Academic and Career Program
3020 Market Street
Suite 510
Philadelphia, PA
Program Contact Jackie Abrams
Phone 215-571-3443

The Drexel Academic and Career Program (DAC) is a pilot two-year non-degree postsecondary experience for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), many of whom may also have an intellectual disability (ID). Welcoming students with ASD to study and learn on campus builds on Drexel University’s core principles of embracing diversity and inclusion. The program’s aims are to attain competitive integrated employment, increase independent living skills, enhance socialization and offer academic enrichment.

Public or private: Private
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 3
Deadline to apply to this program: March 1, 2018
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-26
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Tuition amount: $20,000.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 60%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% and half the of the time
Last updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 13:13