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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 condition. 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 coronavirus 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.

During semester the Disability Team run a weekly autism group for students. Disability Adviser Kate Leavy facilitates this weekly group which gives students an opportunity to meet peers, socialise, share experiences and receive information about University Life. If you have any questions or would like more information about the autism group please email disability@st-andrews.ac.uk.

To support orientation and the transition to University, the Disability Team run a series of webinars in August called “Entrant Essentials” which offer new students information on arriving in St Andrews, teaching and learning, and perspectives from other students. Orientation support can include a student peer mentor 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 condition 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.

You can make an appointment to speak with a Disability Adviser by emailing disability@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Contact

The ASC

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

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2020