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Social support perception and academic trajectory of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders at a public university

Grant number: 15/17411-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2016
Effective date (End): March 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Human Development Psychology
Principal Investigator:Lúcia Pereira Leite
Grantee:Ana Gabriela Olivati
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências (FC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


Aim: This research aims to investigate and describe the way in which students with Autism Spectrum Disorders value their educational process in a public university. Methods: Students who declared themselves with Autism Spectrum Disorders attending higher education at UNESP participate of this research. The sample selection will take place based on a mapping carried out by the university, through which students self-reported diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the registration confirmation of the act. As instruments for data collection, will be used to perceived social support scale (EPSS) and an interview guiding roadmap on accessibility and on difficulties or facilities to study at the institution. The data obtained by transcription of the answers will be analyzed qualitatively, according to the meaning core procedure described by Aguiar and Ozella (2006). Only data obtained by correcting the "perception scale of social support" statistically will be treated in order to verify possible statistically significant correlations. Expected results: From a descriptive analysis of the data obtained, it is expected to describe the main difficulties and or facilities encountered by students with ASD in higher education, the existence of any barriers that may be part of that context and identify whether these students deem socially accepted front of his inclusion in the university.

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ANA GABRIELA OLIVATI; LUCIA PEREIRA LEITE. Experiências Acadêmicas de Estudantes Universitários com Transtornos do Espectro Autista: uma Análise Interpretativa dos Relatos. Rev. bras. educ. espec., v. 25, n. 4, p. 729-746, . (15/17411-9)
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OLIVATI, Ana Gabriela. Social support perception and academic trajectory of students with autism spectrum disorders in a public university. 2017. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências. Bauru Bauru.

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