Publication Date

5-2012

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Patti Whetstone (Director), Dr. M. Christine Nagy, Dr. Sam Evans

Degree Program

School of Teacher Education

Degree Type

Master of Arts

Abstract

There is little to no empirical research for sensory sensitivities of individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and coping strategies used in the workplace. Seven students with ASD were interviewed about sensory sensitivities experienced and accommodations used at the workplace. This study found that participants self-regulated sensory sensitivities, and not asking for or using accommodations. Future research is needed to focus on the sensory sensitivities of individuals with ASD who have been in the work force for several years.

Disciplines

Disability and Equity in Education | Special Education and Teaching