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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 7/2019

26-05-2016 | Original Paper

College Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Students on the Autism Spectrum

Auteurs: Devon White, Ashleigh Hillier, Alice Frye, Emily Makrez

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 7/2019

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Abstract

Young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are attending university in increasing numbers. The importance of acceptance from peers and integration into the university have been recognized as key factors for success. We examined university students’ knowledge and attitudes towards students with ASD, underlying factors that contributed to such attitudes, and whether attitudes changed across two cohorts 5-years apart. The later cohort demonstrated greater knowledge and more positive attitudes toward students with ASD compared to students in the first cohort. However, knowledge was not found to be a significant predictor of attitudes and many students who were knowledgeable about ASD still reported negative attitudes toward participating in university and classroom based activities with students with ASD.
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Metagegevens
Titel
College Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Students on the Autism Spectrum
Auteurs
Devon White
Ashleigh Hillier
Alice Frye
Emily Makrez
Publicatiedatum
26-05-2016
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 7/2019
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-2818-1