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ERIC Number: ED552823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 104
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3030-0185-7
Assessing the Readiness of Higher Education to Instruct and Support Students with Asperger's Disorder
Ellison, L. Marc
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Marshall University
This study explores the current ability of higher education to effectively educate and support college students diagnosed with Asperger's Disorder. As the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders increased dramatically during the past decade, it is estimated that tens of thousands of individuals diagnosed with Asperger's Disorder are preparing to enter colleges and universities in the United States. Emerging research details specific service systems and resources necessary to effectively educate and support college students with Asperger's Disorder. Public, four-year institutions of higher education were surveyed (N=578) to assess their current readiness to use identified best-practice methods of support with this student population. Participants (n=230) reported traditional on-campus disability service programs serve as the primary provider of academic, social and communication, and independent living supports for college students with Asperger's Disorder. A minority of institutions reported specialized services developed to meet the unique needs of this student population. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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