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ERIC Number: EJ1121035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
The Facilitators, Obstacles and Needs of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions Accessing Further and Higher Education: A Systematic Review
Toor, Nicky; Hanley, Terry; Hebron, Judith
Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, v26 n2 p166-190 Dec 2016
Many young adults diagnosed with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) intend to go to college and/or university, yet research suggests that these individuals find aspects of college and university life challenging. To explore the views of individuals directly affected by these challenges, a systematic review of the existing qualitative literature in this area was conducted. Twelve studies met the inclusion criteria. Thematic analysis of these articles identified six superordinate themes: the involvement of professionals; academic, environmental, and social factors; wellbeing; communication; and understanding. The facilitators, obstacles, and needs of students pervaded these themes and are discussed alongside implications for counsellors and psychologists working in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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