Jefferson Autism Center of Excellence


She / Her / Hers / Herself
  • Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
  • Director, Jefferson Autism Center of Excellence
  • Professor, Farber Institute for Neurosciences
Organization: Jefferson Autism Center of Excellence

130 South 9th Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Our Mission

The mission of the Jefferson Autism Center of Excellence (JeffACE) is to be an international hub of Autism activities dedicated to high-impact research, forward-thinking education and training, innovative community outreach, and programs of global distinction.

Our Vision

Improves lives of those with Autism across the lifespan through:

  • Conducting cutting edge research that informs care & improves quality of life
  • Educating the next generation with evidence-based, value added clinical and research skills
  • Leading community outreach to advance function and independence though:
    • Linking Jefferson with the Philadelphia community
    • Pioneering an interprofessional student collaboration and outreach through the Autism Advocacy Group
    • Responding to the national need for employment of persons with Autism. 

JeffACE News

Listen to Dr. Roseann Schaaf discuss the evidence based practice, occupational therapy using Ayres Sensory Integration, for children with autism. 

JeffACE YouTube Channel

Provides information and resources for parents and professionals on autism, occupational therapy, and related topics.