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Citation:  White, S. W.; Elias, R.; Salinas, C. E.; Capriola, N.; Conner, C. M.; Asselin, S. B.; Miyazaki, Y; Mazefsky, C.A.; Howlin, P.; Getzel, E. E. (2016). Students with autism spectrum disorder in college: Results from a preliminary mixed methods needs analysis. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 56 29-40.
Title:  Students with autism spectrum disorder in college: Results from a preliminary mixed methods needs analysis
Authors:  White, S. W.; Elias, R.; Salinas, C. E.; Capriola, N.; Conner, C. M.; Asselin, S. B.; Miyazaki, Y; Mazefsky, C.A.; Howlin, P.; Getzel, E. E.
Year:  2016
Journal/Publication:  Research in Developmental Disabilities
Publisher:  Elsevier
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2016.05.010
Full text:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27262124    |   PDF   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  There is a growing call for empirically based programming to support the success of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as they transition to college. Aims: The purpose of this study was to identify the needs and challenges faced by adolescents and young adults with ASD in postsecondary education
Findings:  Across the stakeholder groups, commonly identified areas of difficulty included limited interpersonal competence, managing competing demands in postsecondary education, and poor emotional regulation. There was a high degree of agreement across stakeholders in the identified needs and challenges.

Disabilities served:  Autism / ASD
Populations served:  Transition-age youth (14 - 24)
Adults
School-age
Transition-age students (14 - 22)
Interventions:  Self-determination / self-advocacy