Autistic spectrum disorders
We offer support for students with Autism, Aspergers syndrome, and ADHD - known as autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). This service is available from mental wellbeing support officers, who are part of the disability and dyslexia team.
Support may include helping you develop self-help skills, adapt to university routines and understand your course requirements.
Without good planning and preparation, meeting the demands of university can be tough for students with ASD. When choosing your course, consider the ways you study best, and think about the coping strategies you can use in academic and social situations. We are here to support you as you adjust to living away from home.
Speak to our support officers to find out how we can help you. These are some of the possibilities:
- helping you learn your way around the university buildings
- help applying for the Disabled Students' Allowance
- personal support, including: note-takers and scribes or a Learning Support Tutor
- one to one study skills assistance at regular meeting with a mentor (download our guide on mentors 60k pdf)
- helping your teachers understand how you learn best
- examination recommendations, such as extra time or rest breaks
- longer library loans
- ongoing monitoring support.
Mental wellbeing support officers will be available to give you and your department support and guidance throughout your studies.
Where possible, usually before you start your course, you will be offered an advance meeting with your support officer. This meeting gives you a chance to discuss your specific requirements in relation to the course and the induction week timetables.
If you have not studied at the University of Brighton before, this meeting helps you:
- understand how support is organised for you
- understand who is here to help you, and what you need to do
- learn where to get personal care support from external agencies (including Social Services) if you need it.
Find out more
To find out more contact the team administrator.