The Cambridge Project: reflections on a university-based AS social group
Hastwell, J, Martin, N, Baron-Cohen, S and Harding, J (2017). The Cambridge Project: reflections on a university-based AS social group. Good Autism Practice. 18 (1), pp. 97-105.
|Authors||Hastwell, J, Martin, N, Baron-Cohen, S and Harding, J|
University can be a challenging social environment for students on the autism spectrum. The Cambridge Asperger Syndrome Project was set up in 2009 to draw on insider perspectives to provide guidance on supporting individuals on the autism spectrum at university. This paper focuses on a social group set up over the course of the project. It provides background on why this group might be needed, and reflects on the outcomes of the group. The authors found that taking part in this group served as a social confidence booster and a safe space for some students on the autism spectrum at Cambridge. Students particularly valued the opportunity to spend time with peers. The authors of this paper are particularly interested in collaborating with other colleagues to develop this work further.
|Journal||Good Autism Practice|
|Journal citation||18 (1), pp. 97-105|
|01 May 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||12 Apr 2017|
|Accepted||02 Feb 2017|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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