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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-014-2324-2

Journal Article

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-014-2324-2

Tags

Autism; International (non-U.S.); Postsecondary

URL

http://link.springer.com/journal/10803

Summary

Accommodation

Accommodations were not specified. Challenges and supports for students with autism spectrum disorder in postsecondary settings were discussed.

Participants

Twenty-three students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from three postsecondary institutions in Belgium participated. Ages ranged from 18 to 25, with 17 male and six female participants.

Dependent Variable

Individual structured interviews were conducted. Topics discussed included education, student life, and daily living.

Findings

Helpful supports included a personalized approach, a safe and transparent environment, academic accommodations, coaching in education, student life, and daily living, adequate psychosocial support, leisure activities, and rest.