Higher education experiences of students with autism spectrum disorder: challenges, benefits and support needs.

@article{Hees2015HigherEE,
  title={Higher education experiences of students with autism spectrum disorder: challenges, benefits and support needs.},
  author={Val{\'e}rie Van Hees and Tinneke Moyson and Herbert Roeyers},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2015},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={1673-88}
}
The transition into higher education constitutes a precarious life stage for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Research on how students with ASD navigate college life is needed for the development of adequate support. This study investigated the challenges and support needs of 23 students with ASD in higher education through semi-structured interviews. Data were analyzed following the principles of Grounded Theory. Students faced difficulties with new situations and unexpected… CONTINUE READING
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