Widening access to Higher Education for students on the autism spectrum

Marc Fabri

Leeds Beckett University

Marc Fabri is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at Leeds Beckett University. His research focuses on Assistive Technology and Participatory Design. Marc is academic lead for the Autism&Uni project, a multi-national research initiative that aims to widen access to higher education for students on the autism spectrum. Autism&Uni was funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme. For information visit www.autism-uni.org

Abstract

We present the findings from Autism&Uni, a multinational EU-funded project that aimed to widen access to higher education for autistic students. Young autistic people, like any young people, want to grow up and lead happy and... [ view full abstract ]

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All research undertaken for this project had ethical approval from a UK university ethics committee. The research leading up to this paper was funded by the European Lifelong Learning Programme. [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Marc Fabri (Leeds Beckett University), Penny Andrews (Leeds Beckett University), Antti Aavikko (Keskuspuisto Vocational College), Heta Pukki (Keskuspuisto Vocational College), Paul Quantock (TFEI), Maria Merino (Autismo Burgos), Miguel Lancho (Autismo Burgos), Christian GarcĂ­a (Autismo Burgos (Burgos Autism)), Natasha Stash (Eindhoven University of Technology), Alejandro Montes (Eindhoven University of Technology), Daria Modrzejewska (The Academy of Humanities and Economics in Lodz), Amanda Szukalska (The Academy of Humanities and Economics in Lodz)

Topic Area

Topics: Research

Session

V15B » Oral Posters: Education II (12:20 - Sunday, 18th September, Moorfoot Room)