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 Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). 

Student completing application on laptop

What support is provided by the ASC team?

  • 2-Day orientation programme for new students, prior to starting university
  • Eureka Social Group for students with Autism/ASC
  • Support for the student when setting up Disability Student Allowance (DSA). DSA can ensure that long-term support is in place, throughout a student’s time at Swansea University
  • Individual support sessions
  • Help with understanding an Autism/ASC diagnosis
  • Liaising with academic departments to arrange reasonable adjustments when needed e.g. extra time in exams or alternative assessment provisions

Drop In Sessions (Online)

The Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) Service is offering drop in sessions for students with ASC.

These sessions, run by ASC Practitioners, will give you the opportunity to ask any questions or discuss concerns you may have about returning to study, including:

  • I didn’t apply for DSA last year, is it too late to apply now?
  • I am awaiting assessment for ASC, can I access support at this stage?
  • Is there any support that can help me socialise?  
  • I am concerned about how Covid is affecting my studies
  • I didn’t disclose my ASC last year, can I disclose now and get access to the support I need?

 

The drop in’s will start week commencing 23rd November 2020.

The sessions will run every Monday and Wednesday 12pm-1pm. 

If you would like to attend, please email Wellbeing on wellbeing@swansea.ac.uk with your name, student number, preferred email address and what you would like to discuss.   

The ASC team will then send you a zoom link so you can access the session.