Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2019
Published Online: August 01, 2019
Updated: April 30, 2020
Perceptions of Adults With Autism of an Inclusive University-Based Social Group
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Towson University, Towson, MD, USA
  • Towson University, Towson, MD, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Perceptions of Adults With Autism of an Inclusive University-Based Social Group
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515343. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4026
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515343. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4026
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

Adults with autism shared perceptions about Towson University's inclusive social group model via a descriptive survey study with closed and open-ended questions. Data from 18 respondents reflect the positive impact of university student peers and adult participants with autism feeling welcome, safe, and accepted. They also identified social skills goals associated with attending. This model for supporting social participation of adults with autism has potential for replication in other settings.

Primary Author and Speaker: Charlotte Exner

Contributing Authors: Alyson Frydman