Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Aspergers Syndrome

Disclosure

The University encourages all applicants and students to disclose any disability and support needs they might have. Without this information, we would be unable to offer you the appropriate information and support eg exam adjustments.

If you have not already disclosed via your application form, you can contact the Disability Service.

Evidence

In order to provide you with support and adjustments to your studies, you will need to submit appropriate evidence for your disability or medical condition.

For guidelines on appropriate disability evidence, please visit the Student Finance Eligibility web page.

Funding

Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) is available from your funding body. Depending on your eligibility, funding can cover such things as study skills tuition, specialist equipment etc.

DSA is non-means tested and is available alongside any other funding you may receive. For more information about DSAs visit the visit the Student Finance website.

DSA support and equipment is normally recommended in a Study Needs Assessment. Once your funding body confirm you are eligible for support, a trained assessor will carry out an assessment of needs. This assessment can be booked through Access West of England which is based on Frenchay Campus.

If you are not eligible for funding from your funding body or you are an international student, UWE Bristol may be able to help you with study support. Contact the Disability Service for more information.

Study support

There is a range of support and adjustments available at UWE Bristol. Support options for students who have Asperger Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Disorder may include:

  • Specialist mentor support.
  • Study Skills tuition.
  • Provision of assistive technology (equipment and software).
  • Exam adjustments such as extra time, rest breaks, separate room etc.
  • Printing and photocopying allowances.
  • Disability Service can help you share your needs with academic staff.
  • Individual faculties can provide subject specific support through their own Study Skills Centres and PAL sessions.

Additional support

If you wish to transfer support that you currently receive from Social Services, please discuss this with your social services department.

If you feel that you may need support or assistance moving away from home, use the links below for more information.

If you require further information on support, please contact the Disability Service.

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