ERIC Number: EJ868133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Parent Perceptions of the Anticipated Needs and Expectations for Support for Their College-Bound Students with Asperger's Syndrome
Morrison, Julie Q.; Sansosti, Frank J.; Hadley, Wanda M.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v22 n2 p78-87 2009
Many students with Asperger's Syndrome have the cognitive ability and specific interests to be successful academically at the college level. However, these students often have difficulties navigating social systems, and higher education presents great challenges. The purpose of this study was to explore parent perceptions regarding the: (a) supports or accommodations college-bound students with Asperger's Syndrome need at the postsecondary level to successfully adjust to the academic and psycho-social expectations of the college experience, and (b) self-advocacy skills or strategies needed to increase the likelihood that students with Asperger's Syndrome be successful in college. Parents reported a variety of strategies that colleges can use to support students with Asperger's Syndrome within postsecondary settings and provided insights into their expectations for college-level supports. Implications for practice and recommendations for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Asperger Syndrome, Self Advocacy, College Bound Students, Expectation, Parent Attitudes, Special Needs Students, Interpersonal Competence, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Student Adjustment, Social Development, Success, School Responsibility, Student Development, High School Students, Educational Environment, Males, Focus Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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