Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
The Impact of an Occupation-Based Transition to College Program for Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kean University, Hillside, NJ, USA
  • Kean University, Hillside, NJ, USA
  • Kean University, Hillside, NJ, USA
  • Kean University, Hillside, NJ, USA
  • Kean University, Hillside, NJ, USA
  • Kean University, Hillside, NJ, USA
  • Kean University, Hillside, NJ, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Impact of an Occupation-Based Transition to College Program for Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505090. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1201
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505090. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1201
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This quantitative research explored the impact of an occupation-based transition to college program for young adults with autism (n = 13). It consisted of seven 45-minute sessions held once per week. Eight out of 13 participants demonstrated improved confidence as a future college student. Participants showed similarities in making the decision to apply to and attend college. Practitioners are encouraged to research the impact of programming to support individuals during the transition process.

Primary Author and Speaker: Colleen Schreier

Additional Authors and Speakers: Manveen Singh, Jennifer Gardner, Mariann Moran

Contributing Authors: Juana Guglielmino, John Rosalie, Joseph Vitullo