Portraits of three adolescent students with Asperger's syndrome: Personal stories and how they can inform practice

Susan U Marks, Carl Schrader, Trish Longaker, Mark Levine

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This article presents three portraits of adolescent students with Asperger's syndrome. These portraits include descriptive details about these students as young children, their schooling experiences, their interests, and their social life experiences. To construct these portraits, we conducted a series of focus groups with professionals who provide direct services to these students. We also conducted interviews with the students and parents. The purpose of these three portraits is to serve as a starting point for those in the field to further examine possible solutions for better meeting the needs of these students. The role of these portraits (or personal stories) in helping to inform critical areas of need and important directions for meeting the needs of adolescent students with Asperger's syndrome conclude our article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-17
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes



  • Adolescent students
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Autism
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Case studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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