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ERIC Number: EJ1026528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Connecting Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Community Life
Carter, Erik W.; Harvey, Michelle N.; Taylor, Julie Lounds; Gotham, Katherine
Psychology in the Schools, v50 n9 p888-898 Nov 2013
Equipping youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to flourish during and after high school is central to the purpose and practice of special education. However, many students with ASD are leaving high school without the preparation and connections needed to engage meaningfully in their communities. This article reviews research-based approaches for connecting adolescents with ASD to life beyond the classroom by describing promising practices for fostering inclusion in postsecondary education and community activities. Recognizing that relationships are at the core of community life, emphasis is placed on fostering social connections as an essential aspect of helping young people with ASD thrive in these settings. We conclude with suggestions for school staff to support the successful transitions of young people with ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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