Autistic Spectrum Conditions Service
What Support is Available in the University?
The journey through university life can be both an exciting and confusing time for many students. It can be particularly challenging for those who have an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) given their unique pattern of strengths and difficulties. Some students with ASC may have some degree of difficulty in the following areas:
- Making the transition from home to university
- Navigating the University environment
- Dealing with exams and assessments
- The social side of University life
- Leaving University and making the transition into the world of work
What do we offer?
Help with understanding the student’s diagnosis
Individual sessions to support student problems or difficulties being experienced.
A link between the student and the school of study to enable the University to have a better understanding of the difficulties that may be being experienced by the student
Preparation for leaving University
Eureka Social Group for students with or without a diagnosis
Helping students navigate the complexities of university life and beyond
Note: Some students will have a Mentor assigned to them as part of their provision through Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)*. For those students their primary contact will be their Mentor, who will link with the ASC Team on their behalf. Please also note the Mentor or ASC Service does no act as a personal care support service.
*Here is a useful link for DSA information https://www.dnamatters.co.uk/resources/dsa/intro/
Who are we?
We are based at Wellbeing@CampusLife in Horton Building (number 23 on the University Campus map). There is a presence in Wellbeing@CampusLife on a Thursday at Bay Campus, location to be published.
Phone contact 01792 295 592
Sara Hounsell firstname.lastname@example.org
Nigel Mason email@example.com
When are we available?
We are available every day during the week, excluding Wednesdays, during office hours (9:00 am -4:00 pm). We are not available on weekends and are not available out of hours to deal with emergency situations (guidance for dealing with emergencies is detailed later on our web site). If you email us, we will respond to you as soon as possible, if we are unable to come back to you the day you make contact we aim to respond in 3 working days.