Intellectually capable but socially excluded?: a review of the literature and research on students with autism in further education

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Author: Chown, Nick; Beavan, Nick

Abstract:

As autism is a social learning disability it is a disadvantage in any social setting such as a classroom. The 1990s saw a surge of young people diagnosed with autism who are now approaching college age; indeed there is evidence that students with autism are becoming a significant cohort in further education. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that such students are often the subject of substantial barriers due to a general lack of awareness and understanding of autism, and its educational implications. We report here the results of our review - for the Dudley College - of literature and research relating to autism in further education. After setting the scene, we highlight key research findings and guidance from the literature on how to break down barriers.

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As autism is a social learning disability it is a disadvantage in any social setting such as a classroom. The 1990s saw a surge of young people diagnosed with autism who are now approaching college age; indeed there is evidence that students with autism are becoming a significant cohort in further education. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that such students are often the subject of substantial barriers due to a general lack of awareness and understanding of autism, and its educational implications. We report here the results of our review - for the Dudley College - of literature ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Students; Disability; Participation; Disadvantaged

Keywords: Further education; Disabled; Barrier; Social exclusion

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2012

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Journal title: Journal of further and higher education

Journal volume : 36

Journal number: 4

Journal date: November 2012

Pages: pp. 477-493

ISSN: 0309-877X; 1469-9486 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call Number:
TD/TNC 110.234



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