Future research should aim to include more students with autism across a wide range of UK institutions which would allow further exploration of individual differences in addition to the core issues studied here. You can call to ask for advice before applying to a university and this is also a good idea. These numbers are expected to have increased even further since these data became available and therefore there is a timely need to consider the specific requirements of autistic students (Friedman et al. Gelbar, N. W., Smith, I., & Reichow, B. In a similar way, other ASD-related symptoms such as responses to overwhelming sensory stimuli, and sensitivity to changes in routine, could also influence the ability to adapt and navigate in social and academic environments at University (Grapel et al. Eastern Illinois University is a public, state university with approximately 8,000 students, the vast majority of whom are undergraduates. The content of the academic functioning component included academic skills (e.g. Dijkhuis, R. R., Ziermans, T. B., Van Rijn, S., Staal, W. G., & Swaab, H. (2017). For example, my programme contains a “Research Ethics” module in which all activities are group-based discussions and such, but this could just as easily be assessed with an individual piece of writing, and having this option for students with social or communication difficulties should be possible. 2015), and are willing to participate in social opportunities (Orsmond et al. 2014; Anderson et al. For instance, students with autism reported difficulties in building relationships with the supervisors and working in groups. 2017). 2017). All of these themes contributed to the experience of autistic students (only the students with autism completed these questions). See what makes a university special and discover where you belong. This becomes especially important given evidence that less than 40% of autistic students successfully complete their studies (Vanbergeijk et al. PloS ONE, 12(7), e0180854. (2017). (2018). Cookies help us deliver our services. 590–630) Hove: Psychology Press. (Director of the Centre for Autism, The National Autistic Society). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 34(3), 245–256. Autistic students have reported that structure in academic settings, concrete instructions and smaller assignments helped them to deal with some of the academic challenges (Cai and Richdale 2016; Knott and Taylor 2014). Example “I don’t like how there are seemingly hundreds of parties or other alcohol-consumption related events being thrown in your face every 10 min. (2017). Asperger syndrome: An overview of characteristics. Autism and accommodations in higher education: Insights from the autism community. This study evaluated the pilot year of the Curtin Specialist Mentoring Program (CSMP), a specialised peer mentoring program for university students with ASD aimed at improving self-reported well-being, academic success and retention in university studies. © 2021 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. It usually becomes the most challenging issue for students with autism since they cannot process information like the rest and there are no standard cases or patterns that could be followed. 2015). It is expected that students with autism will raise issues with the availability of specialised support, especially in social domains. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th edn.). Social skill deficits and anxiety in high-functioning adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of College Student Development, 58(1), 71–87. In order to extract components, the Kaiser (2016) criteria and scree tests were used, with Varimax rotations applied. 2017a), but none from the UK. Case studies on using strengths and interests to address the needs of students with autism spectrum disorders. The application of electronic computers to factor analysis. The final 57 items that were used were Likert-scale questions answered on a 5-point scale from strongly disagree “5” to strongly agree “1”. Autism, 21(7), 896–906. The systematic analysis of qualitative and quantitative data indicated both social and academic challenges for students with autism compared to non-autistic students, supporting the core hypotheses and previously published research from students in the US (Gelbar et al. Sosnowy, C., Silverman, C., Shattuck, P., & Garfield, T. (2018) Setbacks and successes: How young adults on the autism spectrum seek friendship. Quantifying and exploring camouflaging in men and women with autism. Additionally, the observers reported reduced desire to develop future social relationships with autistic individuals. Students and graduates of Griffith University's Autism Studies program describe it as 'transformative'. Nevertheless, they reported similar motivation to form friendships as their non-autistic peers (Table 3). The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest. Both these situations require social interaction skills. Cage, E., Di Monaco, J., & Newell, V. (2018). (2018). Example 1 “The academic side of things, for me, is easy. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(10), 2593–2601. Finally, participants were asked about the most important thing we should know about being a University student with autism. Tobin, M. C., Drager, K. D. R., & Richardson, L. F. (2014). The number of students with autism completing a higher education qualification is increasing; in the US the number of autistic students at University is between 0.7 and 1.9% of the student population (White et al. thoughts of withdrawing). Gender differences in the social motivation and friendship experiences of autistic and non-autistic adolescents. The other issue that a small number of autistic students self-reported was perfectionism (n = 3; 12%) and as a result these students reported that they had a constant binary feeling of failure or success. University Students with Autism: The Social and Academic Experiences of University in the UK, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3257-3, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2012.02.007, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-015-2400-2, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2013.12.002, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0524-8, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2016.05.010, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2008.03.004, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3741-4. Equally, in some cases the offered support was entirely for academic functioning, but the main areas of need were non-academic in nature (e.g. University Students With Autism And Asperger's Syndrome. 2012). The third aim was to identify the support that students with autism received and explore how this could be improved. Other academic challenges were working in groups, time management (e.g. Overall, the PCA was found suitable to run with 57 items. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3(2), 77–101. Considering the diverse social opportunities available to students would also be beneficial because many autistic adults show a motivation towards having friends, enjoy social activities (Sarrett 2018; Van Hees et al. The measure of sampling adequacy (Kaiser–Meyer–Olkin) was 0.83, which is recommended to be above 0.5. Naturally there was individual variability of the strengths that were mentioned. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 25(1), 30–40. 2018). Social situations where you'll be meeting new people can be uncomfortable for everyone. These 7 questions would only be answered by the students with autism (and not by non-autistic students). (2015). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(4), 1297–1306. The participants answered two broad questions to probe the support they received and what helped them the most in their transition to University life. Addressing social communication skills in individuals with high-functioning autism and asperger syndrome: Critical priorities in educational programming. The current study was the first to compare the social and academic challenges and needs of age and study-matched students with and without autism in higher education in the UK providing both qualitative and quantitative data. To understand the social and academic experiences of autistic students an online questionnaire was developed. Intervention and support mechanisms should capitalise on such competencies. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32(5), 1910–1917. 2011). Therefore, future research should further explore the impact of sex on the experience of studying at University. Part of Springer Nature. This website is maintained by Leeds Beckett University. A lack of social acceptance may also feed into mental health difficulties experienced by those with autism, as reported here (see also Cage et al. In F. R. Volkmar (Ed.) PubMed  The range of new, noisy sounds may be overwhelming. 2017). Russell, D. W. (1996). College students on the autism spectrum: Prevalence and associated problems. College experience of academically successful students with autism. 2015) were reviewed for relevant items to be used in the current study. The number of students with autism completing a higher education qualification is increasing; in the US the number of autistic students at University is between 0.7 and 1.9% of the student population (White et al. Exploratory factor analysis. Beyers, W., & Goossens, L. (2002). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2016.05.010. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 32(3), 314–328. 2016; Chevalier et al. Furthermore, some autistic students perceive the new and challenging social situation of University life as an opportunity to try and test their personal abilities, which indicates a very positive and flexible approach (Vincent et al. 2009). Zeedyk, S. M., Tipton, L. A., & Blacher, J. It is important to understand the life experiences of university students with autism to best appreciate how to provide support and develop opportunities to increase both societal engagement and quality of life (Van Heijst and Geurts 2015). (2017a). The following section discusses each sub-theme and provides student quotes to illustrate the theme / sub-theme. 2014). Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 29(1), 13–22. 2018), problems managing emotions, self-determination (White et al. The most frequent challenges that were reported were the absorption in one subject at the cost of others (n = 8; 31%) which might lead to burnout in some circumstances as a small number of students self-reported that they did not know how to pace them self (n = 2; 8%) and a larger number self-reported that they often lack clear instructions of what was expected of them (n = 7; 27%). However, this picture is changing and this is partly due to investment in equality and diversity programmes and widening participation agendas. Be equipped to improve the lives of people with Autism. A two-factor structure was chosen because each component explained the highest variance (24%, 10% respectively) and the third and fourth factors were not strong enough to be included as there were not enough items (Costello and Osborne 2005). This is very important for students with autism due to difficulties with new environments and a new, or changing, routines which might further increase stress levels when engaging in social situations. 2018; Gelbar et al. Los Angeles: Western Psychological Services. Living with autism at uni: Holly's story. These ASD-related issues could influence the ability to navigate social environments, to adapt to new and fluctuating routines, to manage daily living activities, and therefore further determine well-being (Volkmar et al. 2015; White et al. Lugnegård, T., Hallerbäck, M. U., & Gillberg, C. (2011). While everyone with autism is unique, there are five common triggers for anxiety shared by many autistic students. Supporting university students with autism spectrum disorder. 2013) due to broader social skill difficulties (Sedgewick et al. Academic skills were investigated by asking about the most important issues and most successful academic experiences as an autistic student. Universities across the country are seeing more and more students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. (2015) interviewed 23 autistic university students who reported sincerity, fairness, and willingness to listen to others as personal strengths. including the role of theory of mind in understanding their peers) and therefore it is important to interpret the findings within a wider conceptual theoretical framework of autism (Gobbo and Shmulsky 2014). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(6), 1673–1688. There are several reasons why students with autism may find University life challenging, and more so than students without autism, especially considering combined social and academic demands. Educational supports for high functioning youth with ASD: The postsecondary pathway to college. NCSER 2011–3005. Manual for student adaptation to college questionnaire. The demographics section of the questionnaire included questions about age, gender, the name of the institution, the level of study, the subject of study, highest qualification achieved, enrolment type, nationality, relationship status, native language, age of diagnoses, other current diagnoses, anyone else in the family diagnosed with autism and their relationship to the participant, and finally the disclosure of autism to the current institution. self-determination) have been identified in previous studies (Drake 2014; Gobbo and Shmulsky 2014; Accardo 2017) and again it has been previously suggested that these strengths could be capitalised to enhance academic outcomes (Iovannone et al. It is highly relevant that social participation is a central facet of the university life (Orsmond et al. Iovannone, R., Dunlap, G., Huber, H., & Kincaid, D. (2003). Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The questionnaire was anonymous and all answers were confidential. PubMed Central  See where your A-level subjects will lead you. Many strengths were also reported regarding academic skills of autistic university students. 2016). Studies in Higher Education, 34(6), 631–646. A systematic literature review of the experiences and supports of students with autism spectrum disorder in post-secondary education. Autism goes to college: Understanding the needs of a student population on the rise. Both social and academic challenges reported by the autistic students could derive from broader ASD-related issues. Hesselmark, E., Eriksson, J. M., Westerlund, J., & Bejerot, S. (2015). 2016). (2005). For example, initial screening of individual strengths and competencies in autistic students could give insight into the best possible support strategies for more personalised and tailored intervention. Taylor, J. L., & Seltzer, M. M. (2011). In order to further capture some of these challenges, together with the strengths of students with autism, we included 7 open-ended questions where autistic students provided first-hand accounts of their experiences at university (see Table 2). PubMed Google Scholar. Participants were told they had the right to omit any questions they did not wish to answer and could withdraw their data from the study at any point until data analysis. The online link included information about the study, the consent form, and the online questionnaire. Functioning and participation of young adults with ASD in higher education according to the ICF framework. 2014). (2017). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(3), 643–650. including life-work balance), attentional skills, and motivation for studying or attending lectures. By Carol Povey(Director of the Centre for Autism, The National Autistic Society)|04 September 2017|2 min read. (2013). The first aim of the study was to understand the social challenges and strengths of students with and without autism. The other limitation is the uneven representation of sex in each group as the TD group has a bigger female:male (2:1) ratio than the autism group (1:3). For example, some autistic students in the current study reported being independent, a good listener, and confident to get on tasks when needed and these competencies can contribute to better daily functioning (Van Hees et al. All participants were currently enrolled in higher education and studying at a university in the UK (across a variety of Universities, not named for anonymity and confidentiality of participants). Shattuck, P. T., Narendorf, S. C., Cooper, B., Sterzing, P. R., Wagner, M., & Taylor, J. L. (2012). All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. More than half of the autistic students reported issues with the sensory overload (hyper-sensitivity to sensory input) and noted that this affected both their academic performance and their motivation to participate in social events. This is important because the reported needs and challenges could be related to sex differences rather than the ASD diagnosis. Neuropsychiatry, 3(2), 181–192. 2011) and in the UK rates are reported slightly higher having increased from 1.8% in 2004 to 2.4% of the student population in 2008 (Macleod and Green 2009). Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 31(1), 3–15. Pedhazur, E. J., & Schmelkin, L. P. (1991). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(11), 2710–2719. The number of university students with autism is increasing, and it is crucial that these students can access adequate support. 2016). 2018) and one from Australia (Anderson et al. Furthermore, such support can have a positive consequence of improving quality of life and improving academic outcomes (Tobin et al. College experiences for students with autism spectrum disorder: Personal identity, public disclosure, and institutional support. 2018; White et al. Moreover, accommodations such as exam allowances (e.g. 977–1002) Hoboken: Wiley. A Comprehensive Survey of Current and former college students with autism spectrum disorders. So I think more support is necessary to ensure autistic students pace themselves and don’t burn out or feel that they have failed even if they have done well by more normal standards.“. Kuder, S. J., & Accardo, A. Autism, 19(2), 158–167. Going through university with autism Aged 25, Ben Booth is not a typical undergraduate university student, but he has finally found the course and career path that works best for him When starting university, many people are 18, just leaving home for the first time, and comparing their A-level results. Journal of Adolescence, 32(2), 309–322. DMR participated in its design, revised it critically for important intellectual content, and given final approval of the version to be published. In a similar vein, the literature would also benefit from longitudinal studies with follow-up measures to examine how social and academic experiences in higher education can influence outcomes for students with autism (e.g. Accardo, A. L. (2017). Perceptions of friendship among adolescents with autism spectrum conditions in a mainstream high school resource provision. Autism. Peer relationships and social and recreational activities among adolescents and adults with autism. The researchers found that students performed better academically and socially and they had higher retention rates. Studies in Higher Education, 35(6), 647–658. Western Carolina Center Research Reports. We adapted the wording of some questions to be culturally appropriate for a UK sample (e.g. Research has shown that employment rates for autistic adults are as low as 4.1% (Taylor and Seltzer 2011). Moreover, 35% of the autistic students reported to not feel confident to cope with the future challenges, compared to only 7% of non-autistic students (Table 3). Given that the current study only looked at the self-reported experiences of students with and without autism, it is difficult to infer the underlying mechanisms behind the reported experiences (both challenges and proficiencies). 2005). Orsmond, G. I., Krauss, M. W., & Seltzer, M. M. (2004). Self-regulation and quality of life in high-functioning young adults with autism. Gierveld, J. D. J., & Van Tilburg, T. (2010). 2017; Sarrett 2018). White, S. W., Elias, R., Salinas, C. E., Capriola, N., Conner, M., Asselin, S. B., et al. (2016). Search, shortlist and compare thousands of courses to find that perfect one. Importantly, there were large individual differences shown by the students with autism, with significant variation expressed in the desire for social interactions, and the degree of social challenges experienced. Freshers! American Psychiatric Association. The correlation between social functioning score and academic functioning score was studied in each group (with some caution for sample size of the autism group where n = 26). This requires an easily accessible support system with regularly scheduled support opportunities/meetings. Lots of stuff revolves around “going out” and drinking which is often too loud/crowded and may not want to drink. Cox, B. E., Thompson, K., Anderson, A., Mintz, A., Locks, T., Morgan, L., … Wolz, A. oral presentations and lecturers being certain I will manage because my grades are good and downplay the anxiety I have about these types of assessments.”. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Perspectives of University Students with autism spectrum disorder. Chevallier, C., Kohls, G., Troiani, V., Brodkin, E. S., & Schultz, R. T. (2012). Lanou, A., Hough, L., & Powell, E. (2012). These two issues could be underlined by the core features of social communication and aspects of Theory of Mind difficulty associated with ASD (Marans et al. Measurement, design and analysis: An integrated approach. Finally, the first component with 28 items in total was labelled as social functioning (α = 0.80), and the second component with 15 items was labelled as academic functioning (α = 0.89). For the sample as a whole, 50% were undergraduate students, 23% were studying for a Masters degree, and the remainder were studying at PhD level. For this project E Gurbuz was funded by a Durham Doctoral Scholarship for Durham University. The responses to these questions resulted in two sub-themes of support and awareness of ASD by others. There was no difference between groups in the mean age of the students at the time of participating in the study (t (182) = 1.701, p < 0.091). These questions probed the support received at university, social and academic experiences as an autistic student, the biggest challenges encountered, helpful support they received, potential strengths, and finally the most important thing to know about being a university student with autism. To date there have been three quantitative questionnaire studies; two from the US (Gelbar et al. The university offers individualized social, academic, and career support for its autistic students through their “Argos for Autism” program, where professional coaches help students transition into their college life in addition to helping them with their academic planning. Understanding, recognising and treating co-occurring anxiety in autism. As a result, two sub-themes were identified: social skills and social activities. Sarrett, J. C. (2018). Alongside the academic challenges, students with autism self-reported that they felt they had a number of academic strengths. 2017a; Gobbo and Shmulsky 2014; Van Hees et al. Personalise your search by expected grades and more. Living with autism at uni: how to deal with anxiety. They self-reported that it was hard to know whether the work they completed was good enough, which could also cause exhaustion. We also expect autistic students to self-report potential academic strengths, even alongside social needs. Based on many years working with university students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), this book provides educators and support staff with practical strategies for addressing the challenges associated with ASD as they manifest in college and university environments. The current study aims to (i) understand self-reported social challenges as well as social strengths for students with and without autism, (ii) understand self-reported academic challenges as well as potential academic strengths for students with and without autism, (3) understand the formal (professional) and informal support received and reported by autistic students, and (4) understand self-reflections about having autism and being a university student (including opinions of awareness and acceptance of ASD by others). Supporting students with Asperger syndrome on college campuses: Current practices. Of course the challenges for students with autism are unlikely to be isolated to social and academic issues and additional challenges may be associated with sensory processing, fine-motor skills, and intolerance to changing routines, to mention a few (Vanbergeijk et al. 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