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Transition Pathways

Transition Pathways
Drexel University
Transition Pathways
3020 Market Street
Suite 510
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Program Contact Jackie Abrams
Phone 215-571-3443

Transition Pathways of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University is a growing collection of innovative approaches to improve outcomes for young adults on the autism spectrum.

Program information submitted a year or more ago

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: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 8
School district or agency partner: School District of Philadelphia
Deadline to apply to this program: March 1, 2020
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Grant Funding
  • n/a
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? No
Information on special classes:

Project Career Launch is a one-year transition program to prepare young adults on the autism spectrum for career-focused employment. Participants engage in self-discovery and career exploration through peer mentoring, community-based learning and internships.

Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About 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
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 60%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Digital Badge for internship experiences

Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Lindy Center Scholars
Greek Life
Recreation Center