Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

10-21-2022

Comments

E-poster for the 18th World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress.

Abstract

Introduction

  • Approximately 50% of autistic people have average or above average intelligence, and growing numbers of autistic young adults attend college.1
  • Autistic students experience poor outcomes in college despite being academically well qualified. 34.9% of autistic young adults attempt college within 6 years of high school.2 Of those, approximately 39% will graduate.3
  • In higher education, there may be a mismatch in supports needed by autistic students versus supports provided.
  • Autistic students report difficulty with sensory overload, mental health concerns, and daily living tasks.4
  • The majority of supports for autistic students focus on academics, which is a mismatch from autistic students’ self reported needs.5

Language

English

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