Accommodations and support services preferred by college students with autism spectrum disorder

Amy L. Accardo, S. Jay Kuder, John Woodruff

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Abstract

This 2-year study investigated the accommodations and support services preferred by college students with autism spectrum disorder using sequential mixed methods non-experimental survey and semi-structured follow-up interviews. Students with autism spectrum disorder reported using both academic and non-academic supports with frequency (e.g. extended time on exams, transition program), using academic supports in line with other disability populations, and using non-academic supports connecting them one-to-one with a faculty member or coach as preferred (e.g. academic coach, counselor, faculty mentor). Findings suggest a need for university disability service centers, counseling services, and faculty to work together to develop systematic support systems for college students with autism spectrum disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)574-583
Number of pages10
JournalAutism
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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