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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 3/2018

11-10-2017 | S.I. : College experiences for students with ASD

Brief Report: Self-Reported Academic, Social, and Mental Health Experiences of Post-Secondary Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auteurs: Scott L. J. Jackson, Logan Hart, Jane Thierfeld Brown, Fred R. Volkmar

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 3/2018

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Abstract

Increasing numbers of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are enrolling in post-secondary academic institutions. However, research indicates that post-secondary students with ASD are struggling more than their typically developing peers, with high rates of loneliness, anxiety, depression, and an increased incidence of dropping-out before completion of their degrees. The current study utilized an online survey to gain insight into the self-reported academic, social, and mental health experiences of post-secondary students with ASD. Participants reported high levels of academic comfort, but struggled with issues of isolation/loneliness and high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Of greatest concern, were the nearly three-quarters of participants who reported lifetime suicidal behaviors. Further analysis on collected data and implications of findings are discussed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Brief Report: Self-Reported Academic, Social, and Mental Health Experiences of Post-Secondary Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Auteurs
Scott L. J. Jackson
Logan Hart
Jane Thierfeld Brown
Fred R. Volkmar
Publicatiedatum
11-10-2017
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 3/2018
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3315-x