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Transition Pathways

Transition Pathways
Drexel University
Transition Pathways
3020 Market Street
Suite 510
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Program Contact Jackie Abrams
Program Contact Email
Phone 215-571-3401
Website Program website

Transition Pathways of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute convenes partnerships with schools, organizations, businesses, and community stakeholders to develop innovative approaches to help young adults on the autism spectrum achieve a successful transition to adulthood.

Supporting youth: We offer a growing collection of programs that prepare young people on the autism spectrum for employment and connect them to career opportunities. These programs are run in collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia and Community Integrated Services.

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Program information submitted: March 6, 2023

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: 32
School district or agency partner: School District of Philadelphia
Program serves students who have left high school? No, all of our students are still in high school
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 1 year
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 enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Students do not take typical college courses
More about course access:

Students who are interested in continuing their education are able to access Dual Enrollment through the Community College of Philadelphia.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

The program is primarily internship based.

Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 100%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 80%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
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