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ERIC Number: ED564759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 147
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ISBN: 978-1-3036-3628-8
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An Exploration of Support Factors Available to Higher Education Students with High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome
Rutherford, Emily N.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University - Beaumont
This qualitative phenomenological research study used narrative inquiry to explore the support factors available to students with High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome in higher education that contribute to their success as perceived by the students. Creswell's (2009) six step method for analyzing phenomenological studies was used to analyze the interviews. The study results support the notion that students with High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome can be successful in higher education with the right supports. Other findings from this study include the importance of friendships and family encouragement. Findings also emphasized the importance of communication and social skills for individuals with High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome. This study provides higher education institutions, families, and individuals with High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome instructional practices that can assist others in the successful pursuit of their degree in higher education. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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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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