The experiences of adults with Aspergers Syndrome: the implications for social work practice

Dawkins, Clare (2011) The experiences of adults with Aspergers Syndrome: the implications for social work practice. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation examined the experiences of individuals with aspergers syndrome and related the findings to social work practice. The aims and objectives of the study were addressed by analysing the literature on the theories and models that offered explanations towards the condition, by examining the recent legislative changes and studies relating to the experiences of individuals with aspergers, followed by analysing four autobiographies from individuals with aspergers. The autobiographies retrieved from an internet website (Research Autism), produced secondary data that was analysed through the replication of Happé’s 1991 study. Taking into account the strengths and weaknesses of the design and methodology the findings produced a wealth of information and data that was capable of guiding effective social work practice, whilst taking into account recent legislative changes.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2011 14:56
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4169

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