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Support Systems for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder During their Transition to Higher Education

Title: Support Systems for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder During their Transition to Higher Education: A Qualitative Analysis of Online Discussions.
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Name(s): Anderson, Amelia, author
Cox, Bradley E., author
Edelstein, Jeffrey, author
Wolz, Abigail, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2019-03-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study was an exploration into how college students with autism spectrum disorder identify and use support systems during the transition to higher education. In particular, this study explored how these students described their experiences within an online environment among their peers. The study used unobtrusive qualitative methods to collect and analyze data on online forum discussion posts from college students with autism spectrum disorder. Results indicated that students found their support systems in various ways. Many report using services provided by their Office of Disability Services, but students must be aware that these services exist first, and often must have a diagnosis to receive such supports. This study makes suggestions for higher education institutions to identify and promote their support services, both those that are accessible through Offices of Disability Services, and those that are available without diagnosis or disclosure.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1574105869_7550532d (IID)
Keywords: autism spectrum disorder, students, support services, independence, transition
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1574105869_7550532d
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: College Student Affairs Journal.
Issue: iss. 1, vol. 37

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Anderson, A., Cox, B. E., Edelstein, J., & Wolz, A. (2019). Support Systems for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder During their Transition to Higher Education: A Qualitative Analysis of Online Discussions. College Student Affairs Journal. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1574105869_7550532d