Virginia Newspaper Features David Mandell's Work

Virginia Newspaper Features David Mandell's Work

Article About Austim and Foster Care Recaps His Research and Commentary

Penn Medicine Professor of Psychiatry and LDI Senior Fellow David Mandell is extensively quoted in an article about the difficulties related to autistic children and foster care in the Fredericksburg, Va., Free Lance-Star newspaper and its website, that region's largest news portal.


David Mandell, ScD

Mandell, ScD, who is also the Associate Director of the Center for Autism Research at Children's Hopsital of Philadelphia (CHOP), has focused much of his research and writings on autism.

Autistic adoption
The Fredericksburg portal article tells the story of a local woman who fostered and then adopted an autistic child.

The piece provides extensive background on the issue by recapping two of Mandell's writings in other media. The first was a 2018 study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders that analyzed forster care involvement among Medicaid-enrolled children with autism. The second was a Mandell commentary in Spectrum, an online news site dedicated to coverage of autism research, entitled "Why Too Many Children With Autism End Up in Foster Care."