Autism

Aspergers/Autism

We are committed to providing a friendly and accessible service to assist students with a diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome/ASD in achieving their potential.

Possible support may include:

• One to one support with a qualified tutor/mentor
• Transitional and social support
Assisting with exam concessions
• Advice on applying for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
• Advice and support for students who think they may have Aspergers Syndrome/ASD
• Advice and information for academic staff

Events

Aspergers and Autism Support Network (AASN)

A friendly and informal social group where students can meet over a drink and snack.

We meet fortnightly, on the following dates:

Semester 1 AASN meetings will take place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 26th September 2018  3pm-5pm
  • Wednesday 10th October 2018 3pm-5pm
  • Wednesday 24th October 2018 2pm-5pm
  • Wednesday 21st November 2018 3pm-5pm
  • Wednesday 5th December 2018 3pm-5pm

Semester 2 AASN meetings will take place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 30th January 2019 3pm-5pm
  • Wednesday 13th February 2019 4pm-6pm
  • Wednesday 27th February 2019 3pm-5pm
  • Wednesday 13th March 2019 3pm-5pm
  • Wednesday 27th March 2019 3pm-5pm
  • Wednesday 1st May 2019 2pm-4pm

Please email ASD@newcastle.ac.uk for more information.

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Connect Social Mentoring

This is a mentoring scheme designed to develop social skills, communication and confidence. Mentors can attend social events with students or work individually to develop social skills.

Please email specialistlearning@newcastle.ac.uk or mentalhealthadvisor@newcastle.ac.uk for more information

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• Transition Event -18th-20th September 2019

Our Transition Event for 2019/20 is currently being planned and details will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Students must register with either the Specialist Learning Team or the Mental Health Advisor Team to attend this event.

Please email specialistlearning@ncl.ac.uk for more information.