ERIC Number: EJ1138850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Community College: What Does the Research Say? What Can You Do?
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v41 n7 p447-454 2017
While more and more individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are choosing to pursue higher education, comparatively little research has been conducted on the success of these students. Even less practical information has been developed and promulgated to classroom educators. This article reviews trade publications, peer-reviewed journal articles, unpublished manuscripts, and data from professional organizations to answer two key questions: first, what are the factors that promote academic and social success at the community college, and second, what are the individual characteristics of those with ASD that impact community college success? Findings indicated that student collegiate persistence can be enhanced by a range of factors including peer acceptance, institution/faculty accommodations, and student self-advocacy skills. In addition, students with ASD exhibited pathologies that both enable and inhibit college success. Finally, this article aims to provide practical guidance to both the community college educator and administrator in assisting students with ASD to succeed at their institutions of learning.
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Community Colleges, Journal Articles, Position Papers, Content Analysis, Performance Factors, Individual Characteristics, Achievement Need, Success, Academic Achievement, Social Development, Daily Living Skills, College Choice, Self Advocacy, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Peer Acceptance, Asperger Syndrome
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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