ERIC Number: EJ1160232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring Predictors of Postsecondary Outcomes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Nasamran, Amy; Witmer, Sara E.; Los, James E.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v52 n4 p343-356 Dec 2017
Participating in postsecondary activities such as education and employment can increase an individual's independence, contribution to society, and quality of life. However, researchers suggest that students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) engage in these postsecondary activities less than their peers do. The extent to which academic and social skills predict postsecondary outcomes for students with ASD is not yet understood. Logistic regression analyses using the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2; SRI, 2000) dataset were conducted to examine the extent to which academic skills and social skills predict postsecondary outcomes for students with ASD. Results suggested that academic achievement was significantly related to postsecondary education and overall success and that social skills significantly predicted all three postsecondary outcomes for students with ASD.
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Interpersonal Competence, Regression (Statistics), Longitudinal Studies, Special Education, Transitional Programs, Academic Achievement, Intellectual Disability, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, College Students, College Graduates, Statistical Analysis
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site: http://daddcec.org/Publications/ETADDJournal.aspx
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students; Social Skills Rating System; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A