M.A. Higher Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
College students with disabilities--Services for; Autism spectrum disorders
Higher Education | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
The purpose of this research study is to better understand how colleges can aid in the success of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder using a needs-based assessment. Many studies have been conducted regarding the needs of students with learning disabilities and special education needs, but not much research has been done for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The number of postsecondary students with Autism Spectrum Disorder continues to grow each year, yet little research has been conducted in this area. The objective was to hear from college students and alumni that identify as having Autism Spectrum Disorder to find which services, supports, and accommodations were most helpful, which aided in their overall success, and what their biggest challenges were in college. A quantitative methods exploratory study concentrated on students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder was used to focus on the students' lived experiences. Surveys were distributed to examine their needs.
Schneider, Jaclyn, "Supports needed for college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 2896.