What do students with Asperger syndrome or highfunctioning autism want at college and university? (in their own words)

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Beardon, L, Martin, N and Woolsey, I (2009). What do students with Asperger syndrome or highfunctioning autism want at college and university? (in their own words). Good Autism Practice. 10 (2), pp. 35-43.
AuthorsBeardon, L, Martin, N and Woolsey, I
Abstract

Historically, there have been very few mid- or large-scale emancipatory studies in the United Kingdom (or elsewhere) which place the views of individuals with Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism (AS/HFA) centre stage. Consequently, knowledge of best practice in further and higher education for learners with AS/HFA, which is directly informed by the student voice, remains limited. This study by staff at Sheffield Hallam University, explored the perceptions of 238 adults with AS/HFA about challenges and support at college and university. Difficulties relating to social interaction, the social environment, other people’s understanding of AS/HFA, and course structure and curriculum requirements were cited most frequently. Good practice suggestions are made arising from data providing evidence on which to base provision.

Year2009
JournalGood Autism Practice
Journal citation10 (2), pp. 35-43
PublisherLondon South Bank University
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Print01 Oct 2009
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Deposited31 Jan 2017
Accepted01 Sep 2009
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CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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