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Higher education experiences of students with autism spectrum disorder: challenges, benefits and support needs

Valérie Van Hees UGent, Tinneke Moyson UGent and Herbert Roeyers UGent (2015) JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS. 45(6). p.1673-1688
abstract
The transition into higher education constitutes a precarious life stage for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Research on how students with ASD navigate college life is needed for the development of adequate support. This study investigated the challenges and support needs of 23 students with ASD in higher education through semi-structured interviews. Data were analyzed following the principles of Grounded Theory. Students faced difficulties with new situations and unexpected changes, social relationships, problems with information processing and time management and had doubts about disclosure. Facing these challenges simultaneously in the domains of education, student life and daily (independent) living, had a major impact on students' well being. Besides these challenges, students also reported benefits that contributed to success in the three domains. They pointed out to a set of recommendations for support. These findings are linked with previous research and implications for higher education institutions are extrapolated on the basis of these findings.
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published
subject
keyword
Higher education, ASD, LONELINESS, ADULTHOOD, TRANSITION, MIND, PERSPECTIVE, DISABILITIES, Qualitative research, Students' challenges, Benefits, Support needs and recommendations
journal title
JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS
J. Autism Dev. Disord.
volume
45
issue
6
pages
1673 - 1688
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000354977700014
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL
JCR impact factor
3.493 (2015)
JCR rank
11/69 (2015)
JCR quartile
1 (2015)
ISSN
0162-3257
DOI
10.1007/s10803-014-2324-2
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
7027122
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7027122
date created
2016-01-06 16:47:05
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:42:04
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  abstract     = {The transition into higher education constitutes a precarious life stage for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Research on how students with ASD navigate college life is needed for the development of adequate support. This study investigated the challenges and support needs of 23 students with ASD in higher education through semi-structured interviews. Data were analyzed following the principles of Grounded Theory. Students faced difficulties with new situations and unexpected changes, social relationships, problems with information processing and time management and had doubts about disclosure. Facing these challenges simultaneously in the domains of education, student life and daily (independent) living, had a major impact on students' well being. Besides these challenges, students also reported benefits that contributed to success in the three domains. They pointed out to a set of recommendations for support. These findings are linked with previous research and implications for higher education institutions are extrapolated on the basis of these findings.},
  author       = {Van Hees, Val{\'e}rie and Moyson, Tinneke and Roeyers, Herbert},
  issn         = {0162-3257},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS},
  keyword      = {Higher education,ASD,LONELINESS,ADULTHOOD,TRANSITION,MIND,PERSPECTIVE,DISABILITIES,Qualitative research,Students' challenges,Benefits,Support needs and recommendations},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {1673--1688},
  title        = {Higher education experiences of students with autism spectrum disorder: challenges, benefits and support needs},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-014-2324-2},
  volume       = {45},
  year         = {2015},
}

Chicago
Van Hees, Valérie, Tinneke Moyson, and Herbert Roeyers. 2015. “Higher Education Experiences of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Challenges, Benefits and Support Needs.” Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 45 (6): 1673–1688.
APA
Van Hees, V., Moyson, T., & Roeyers, H. (2015). Higher education experiences of students with autism spectrum disorder: challenges, benefits and support needs. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 45(6), 1673–1688.
Vancouver
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Van Hees V, Moyson T, Roeyers H. Higher education experiences of students with autism spectrum disorder: challenges, benefits and support needs. JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS. 2015;45(6):1673–88.
MLA
Van Hees, Valérie, Tinneke Moyson, and Herbert Roeyers. “Higher Education Experiences of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Challenges, Benefits and Support Needs.” JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS 45.6 (2015): 1673–1688. Print.