Felicia Hurewitz, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Drexel Autism Support Program (DASP) which provides peer-mentorship, instruction in goal setting and self-advocacy, and support services for post secondary students with autism spectrum disorders. She also heads EdMent Consulting, LLC, which provides educational placement and transition assistance to families of children with disabilities. After receiving her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hurewitz trained in a postdoctoral position at the Rutgers University Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, and taught at the Assistant Professor level at several Universities. She has been the recipient of a number of research awards, including a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation postgraduate fellowship and an Innovative Technology grant from Autism Speaks, and she has conducted research on autism interventions, cognitive psychology, numerical cognition and psycholinguistics.
Jacalyn Beam Ed.D. has diverse and deep experience in levels K-12 and higher education. She is adept at analyzing student education needs and facilitating special purpose placements. Dr. Beam locates appropriate education programming, assesses implementation of services, monitors student progress, and assists in developing transition plans. Dr. Beam routinely supports and monitors cases involving unique agreements between diverse stakeholders including parents, students, teachers, district and state administrators, and outside agencies. She earned a Doctoral degree in Leadership and Innovation at Wilmington University, where she was awarded the Presidential Award for outstanding leadership and dedication to principles of respect, opportunity, integrity, and innovation. Dr. Beam also holds an Advanced Graduate Certificate (AGS) in Education Policy, Planning and Administration from the University of Maryland and a Master of Education (M.Ed) in Special Education from Loyola University.