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Supporting students with autism spectrum disorder in higher education


Owen, C and McCann, D and Rayner, C and Devereaux, C and Sheehan, F and Quarmby, L, Supporting students with autism spectrum disorder in higher education, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Hobart, TAS (2016) [Contract Report]

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This project targets improvements in support for higher education students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in light of the substantive existing and anticipated future growth of this population, and the failure of existing supports to meet their complex and unique needs. Uniquely, the research extends existing research in disability supports and pedagogical initiatives to explore the design of the built environment as part of a holistic framework of support for students with ASD in higher education. The research draws on a review of published literature combined with a cross-sectional analysis of existing supports in Australian institutions and an in-depth analysis of the experience of students at one Australian university to identify key opportunities and gaps in the provision of support for students with ASD. The key outcomes and recommendations of the research relate to the provision of holistic disability supports, pedagogical innovations, inclusive design solutions and the potential under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for funding to support students with ASD in higher education.

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Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:Autism, ASD, higher education, built environment, disability support, inclusive design, inclusive education
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural design
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Owen, C (Associate Professor Ceridwen Owen)
UTAS Author:McCann, D (Ms Damhnat McCann)
UTAS Author:Rayner, C (Dr Christopher Rayner)
UTAS Author:Devereaux, C (Mrs Carol Devereaux)
UTAS Author:Sheehan, F (Ms Fiona Sheehan)
UTAS Author:Quarmby, L (Dr Lyndsay Quarmby)
ID Code:108977
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2016-05-14
Last Modified:2018-03-15
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