Student Activities


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  • 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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The Autism Advocacy Groups’ (AAG) purpose is to increase awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (AUTISM) and to promote neurodiversity on the Jefferson campus and in the local community. The goal of our hands-on educational programming is to:

  1. Help Jefferson students gain an understanding of Autism. 
  2. Advocate with the ASD population to have an understanding and fair treatment in health care. 
  3. To train future health professionals about working with individuals with Autism by providing information programming about Autism Spectrum Disorder. 
  4. We aim to increase interdisciplinary collaboration by encouraging students from multiple colleges involved in AAG membership and events. 
  5. We collaborate with local organizations to bring opportunities for Jefferson students to interact with individuals with AUTISM and to learn from these individuals.

Every event held by AAG is designed with the above goals in mind to serve our mission of promoting neurodiversity. 

AAG Pop-Up Events are fantastic ways to highlight a local business’s workplace diversity and the vocational abilities of people who have Autism. AAG is always looking to partner with new local businesses, schools, and non-profits who want to participate in a Pop-Up Style event. If you would like to become a partner, please email AAG leadership at