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Transition from secondary to higher education: an evaluation of a pre-entry transition programme for students on the autistic spectrum

Vincent, Jonathan (2016) Transition from secondary to higher education: an evaluation of a pre-entry transition programme for students on the autistic spectrum. The Journal of Inclusive Practice in further and higher education, 7. pp. 53-63.

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Abstract

For many individuals on the autistic spectrum making the transition from secondary into higher education can be particularly challenging and evidence shows that planning and coordinating this change effectively is extremely important for a positive experience. This paper outlines an evaluation of a pre-entry transition programme at one university in the North of England for first year undergraduate students on the autistic spectrum. By engaging with the perspectives of students, parents and practitioners it aims to uncover the value of the programme but also to understand more clearly where it might be improved. Its findings detail the practical, social and emotional outcomes of the programme for the different stakeholders and reveal the potential for informal networks of support to develop among both parents and students.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
School/Department: School of Education
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1819

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