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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 10/2021

01-01-2021 | Original Paper

Health Needs and College Readiness in Autistic Students: The Freshman Survey Results

Auteurs: Priyanka Fernandes, Madeline Haley, Kevin Eagan, Paul T. Shattuck, Alice A. Kuo

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 10/2021

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Abstract

With an increase in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in the United States, many of whom have higher intellectual ability, there is a predicted increase in the number of college-bound students. Affected young adults face a “Services Cliff” as they transition into adulthood. Our study examined a nationally represented sample of freshman students and found that academic achievements in autistic students are comparable to their peers when they first enter college. The students however have more mental health and physical health problems compared to their non-autistic peers. Poor health maybe a major contributing factor to the lower graduation rates among autistic students. College-bound autistic students may continue to require services through college for them to be successful and graduate.
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The term “autistic person” has been used throughout this manuscript more often than “person with autism” in order to respect the preferences of self-advocates.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Health Needs and College Readiness in Autistic Students: The Freshman Survey Results
Auteurs
Priyanka Fernandes
Madeline Haley
Kevin Eagan
Paul T. Shattuck
Alice A. Kuo
Publicatiedatum
01-01-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 10/2021
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04814-8