Falling through the Cracks: Challenges for Students with ASD in High School

Melissa Sreckovic, Anne Kirby, Susan Hedges, & Stephanie Pace

Students with ASD often struggle with the complexities of HS. The presentation elaborates on findings from seven focus groups across two communities including youth with ASD, parents, and educators about challenges both students with ASD and service providers face in secondary settings. Implications for practice are discussed.


Sreckovic, M., Hedges, S., Kirby, A., & Pace, S. (2014, April). Falling through the cracks: Challenges for students with ASD in high school. Council for Exceptional Children, Philadelphia, PA.