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Autism support

 

Supporting Autistic Students

There are a number of support services available to students at the University Of Suffolk. 

We recognise that the transition from college or work to university may be particularly challenging for students on the autistic spectrum. We are here to support you through this transition, and below is some information you may find helpful.

 

Autism&Uni

Need some help with getting started? http://www.autism-uni.org/suffolk/ 

 

How to access support

Please book an appointment with the Disability and Wellbeing Team by calling Infozone on 01473 338 833. 

At your appointment we will:

  • Discuss and put Reasonable Adjustments in place, if required. 
  • Answer any questions that you may have about University life
  • Advise you about the support services and teams are available for you to access
  • Discuss exam arrangements
  • Talk about Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA)

 

 

Support available

  • Quiet study space in the Library
  • Quiet study space in the Waterfront building
  • Specialist Mentors 
  • Staff completed National Autistic Society training 
  • Disability and Wellbeing appointments 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disabled Students' Allowances

If you have a diagnosis of Aspergers/Autism Spectrum Condition, you may be eligible to apply for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA). 

You can make an application for DSA from the point that you have applied to study on a course at University, or at any point after you have started your course.

We are happy to support you through the application process, please click here for more information. 

 

 

External organisations 

http://www.autism-uni.org/

http://www.autism.org.uk/

http://www.autism-anglia.org.uk/

www.autismspeaks.org

 

 

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