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Autistic Spectrum Conditions

The Disability Team provides a confidential support service for disabled students, including individuals who have an autistic spectrum disorder. The team advises on reasonable adjustments and personal support and shares relevant details about this with other University Services and Academic Schools.  Medical information and, where possible, supporting documentation that outlines recommended teaching and examination adjustments is required.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Disability Team early. Please be advised that during the ongoing cornonavirus situation, in person visits and tours can no longer be offered. You can speak to a member of the Disability team should you have any questions, issues or concerns about support and access to the University buildings and facilities. The University is also offering weekly virtual talk and tour sessions. The following link will take you to the talk and tour webpage:

The Disability Team run a specific event during Orientation Week to ensure that students are aware of what is taking place and to explain what is expected in this exciting period.   Support can include a student volunteer to assist with orientation around teaching and social areas as well as assisting with new tasks such as logging in and browsing the university network system.

Students who have an autistic spectrum disorder and are ordinarily resident in the UK may be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). The Disability Team can offer guidance on the process and help with applications.  Further information regarding DSA is available from your respective funding authority:

If you decide not to apply for DSA, or are not eligible for it, the Disability Team will still be able to advise you on what support is available to you so please get in touch with us. Please go to Independent Living for more information on support that might be available.




Advice and Support Centre
79 North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 (46)2020