ERIC Number: EJ1058012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
I Still Need My Security Teddy Bear: Experiences of an Individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education
Sayman, Donna M.
Learning Assistance Review, v20 n1 p77-98 Spr 2015
Understanding the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their post-high school experiences is a new and widely under-studied area of research (MacLeod & Green, 2009). The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of a young woman with ASD in her journey following high school graduation to the world of work and higher education. Problems for individuals with ASD in higher education are examined, and suggestions are given for university support for better recruiting and retaining these individuals. The results of this study will give practical strategies, support, and accommodations for professionals in higher education.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, College Students, Student Experience, Qualitative Research, Females, Barriers, Student Personnel Services, Transitional Programs, Self Determination, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Disabilities, High School Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Audio Equipment, Coding, Thematic Approach, Socialization, Competence, Self Concept, Student Characteristics, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Personal Autonomy
National College Learning Center Association. Web site: http://www.nclca.org/tlar.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A