The Cambridge Project: reflections on a university-based AS social group

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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.
AuthorsHastwell, J, Martin, N, Baron-Cohen, S and Harding, J
Abstract

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.

Year2017
JournalGood Autism Practice
Journal citation18 (1), pp. 97-105
PublisherLondon South Bank University
ISSN2046-5521
Publication dates
Print01 May 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited12 Apr 2017
Accepted02 Feb 2017
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY 4.0
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