ERIC Number: EJ893824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
College-Based Inclusion Programming for Transition-Age Students with Autism
Zager, Dianne; Alpern, Carol S.
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v25 n3 p151-157 Sep 2010
Considerations for college-based programming for transition-age students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are addressed in this article, with particular attention to social communication supports necessary to facilitate student success. An overview of current literature related to college-based programming and support for students with ASD in the area of social communication is presented, along with a preliminary survey of the perceptions of youth regarding their social communication competency. The need for support in this area is highlighted based on student evaluations of their ability and needs as well as on information gathered through an examination of current literature. Recommendations are offered for enhancing development of social communication skills for students with ASD in college-based programs.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Autism, Inclusive Schools, Transitional Programs, College Bound Students, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Needs, Special Needs Students, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Communication Skills, Speech Communication, Mental Retardation, Observation, Self Efficacy
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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