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ERIC Number: ED554048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 155
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3031-3010-6
Voices of Young Adults with Autism and Their Perspective on Life Choices after Secondary Education
Galler, Susan
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative research study was to explore how young adults who have an autism spectrum disorder perceive their life choices after secondary education. The focus participants in the sample were young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). For the purpose of this research, ASD includes autism and Asperger's Disorder. Participants between the ages of 18 and 33 were located through purposive sampling in the states of Minnesota and Tennessee, as the author has previously worked in these states. Participants were asked five open ended focus questions during the span of two face to face interviews. Questions focused on their experiences of the transition from high school to their current placement and choices in activities, relationships, challenges and supports. The interviews were audio and video-taped, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed to determine themes through a causal comparative method. [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: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota; Tennessee