Table 2: Postsecondary education supports and services experiences of youth on the autism spectrum. Percentage (95% confidence interval), test for difference versus the 2-year college column.

2-year college 4-year college Vocational/technical school

Attendance and coursework at postsecondary institution
 Continuity of attendance
  Enrolled continuously80.4 
(67.8, 93.0)
93.6 
(83.2, 100)
78.1 
(66.8, 89.5)
 Full- or part-time student as of most recent term
  Full time (12 hours’ credit)50.4 
(36.5, 64.3)
86.2
(77.7, 94.7)
78.4
(60.4, 96.3)
Universally available student supports
 Ever accessed help with school work available to all students at the
 postsecondary institution
43.2 
(30.2, 56.2)
41.8 
(35.0, 48.5)
20.3
(15.4, 25.3)
 Received services or help on his/her own outside of school17.6
(8.3, 26.9)
22.9 
(7.5, 38.3)
17.5 
(8.3, 26.6)
Disability-related services
 Young adult considers self to have a disability70.2 
(58.2, 82.1)
63.6 
(39.9, 87.4)
80.6  
(70.4, 90.0)
 School was aware of disability either before or after enrollment69.1 
(57.9, 80.2)
62.7 
(55.0, 70.4)
99.0
(96.6, 100)
 Received any services, accommodations, or other help 48.6 
(34.1, 63.1)
30.0 
(18.5, 41.5)
65.5 
(48.8, 82.3)
 Type of accommodations or services received
  Human aides62.5
(51.4, 73.7)
70.4 
(39.3, 100)
44.9 
(19.0, 70.9)
  Testing accommodations56.4
(40.9, 71.8)
84.2
(75.4, 92.9)
44.6 
(16.2, 73.0)
  Physical adaptation34.3
(14.1, 54.4)
49.9 
(25.5, 74.3)
13.1
(10.0, 16.1)
  Out-of-classroom learning supports19.8
(0, 41.3)
25.0 
(19.6, 30.3)
19.5 
(14.9, 24.1)
  Materials/technology adaptations16.0
(6.6, 25.4)
58.7
(24.3, 93.1)
  Accommodations in assignments14.4 
(6.1, 22.6)
14.7 
(2.1, 27.4)
27.2 
(20.7, 33.6)
All supports and services
 Received enough help, services, or accommodations in and out of school87.3 
(78.5, 96.1)
91.2 
(82.4, 100)
93.3 
(—, —)
 Help, services, and accommodations received in and out of school were somewhat or very useful68.0 
(52.8, 83.3)
55.5 
(28.1, 82.8)

Note: source: National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, Wave 5. Weighted to population levels. Variances adjusted for sampling method. Cell sizes that are too small to report are denoted (—). Logistic regression analysis used 2-year college as the referent group; 5, , and .