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Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) participation among college students with an autism spectrum disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23114569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Little research has examined the popular belief that individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely than the general population to gravitate toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This study analyzed data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, a nationally representative sample of students with an ASD in special education. Findings suggest that students with an ASD had the highest STEM participation rates although their college enrollment rate was the third lowest among 11 disability categories and students in the general population. Disproportionate postsecondary enrollment and STEM participation by gender, family income, and mental functioning skills were found for young adults with an ASD. Educational policy implications are discussed.
Authors:
Xin Wei; Jennifer W Yu; Paul Shattuck; Mary McCracken; Jose Blackorby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of autism and developmental disorders     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1573-3432     ISO Abbreviation:  J Autism Dev Disord     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-14     Completed Date:  2013-10-17     Revised Date:  2014-07-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904301     Medline TA:  J Autism Dev Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1539-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Career Choice*
Child
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive / diagnosis*,  psychology*
Disabled Persons / psychology
Education, Special
Engineering*
Female
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Mathematics*
Science*
Students / psychology*
Technology*
United States
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 MH086489/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R01 MH086489/MH/NIMH NIH HHS
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