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Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

What support is available to students who are the Autistic Spectrum?

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has a dedicated Mental Health and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Adviser who is the first point of contact for students who have an autism diagnosis or who think they might be on the spectrum.

If you would like to discuss support for Autistic Spectrum Disorder and the impact of this on your studies, please contact us to make an appointment to meet with the ASD Adviser.

Drop-in Sessions

The ASD Adviser also runs two drop-in sessions a week for quick queries.  You do not need an appointment for these sessions.  Sessions are held in the Bancroft Building, room 2.32.

  • Monday 2-4pm 
  • Friday 2-4pm

The ASD adviser can help with:

  • Problems you are experiencing as a result of your ASD
  • Making reasonable adjustments to ensure that you are not at a disadvantage because processing differences compared to neurotypical students
  • Talking to tutors/other staff on your behalf
  • Applying for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)
  • Finding/changing a mentor, study assistant or other non-medical helper
  • What to do if you think you have autism
  • What to do if you think you have dyslexia or dyspraxia, or a mental health problem such as depression or anxiety
  • What to do if you have academic problems
  • Advice on extenuating circumstances and 'fit to sit'
  • What to do if you have accommodation problems
  • Social aspects of university
  • Anything else you're not sure about

The National Autistic Society provide more information regarding Starting College or University and the transition between different stages of life.

A guide for QMUL staff on supporting students with ASD is available here.

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