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ERIC Number: EJ838041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
Postsecondary Educational Aspirations of High-Functioning Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Parents
Camarena, Phame M.; Sarigiani, Pamela A.
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v24 n2 p115-128 2009
Individual interviews with 21 high-functioning adolescents diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and their parents were used to assess postsecondary educational aspirations and thoughts concerning obstacles and resources that shape educational achievement of this group. The results from these semistructured interviews revealed that both the adolescents and their parents have clear postsecondary educational goals but have significant concerns about the readiness of postsecondary institutions to meet the adolescents' needs. The special significance of social challenges and the ways that families frame educational aspirations are noted. Results from this analysis have direct application to both educational and family settings. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act