The university experience can present barriers for students with Asperger Syndrome or Autism and this is where we can help.
We can provide the following types of support:
- One to one support of a specialist Asperger syndrome and Autism Study Skills Tutor
- Social Mentoring
- Orientation support
We support students with the social aspects of university including communication, imaginative thought and flexible thinking to assist managing change. Support can be as discreet as required and is tailored to your individual needs.
We have quiet rooms which can be booked for one to one support or, if preferred, support workers and tutors have communal spaces to work with background noise.
The Learning Support Centre and Jotters has excellent relationships and works closely with universities, colleges and support services to ensure your support package is flexible and is tailored to your needs throughout your university career.
Our specialist study skills support will help you develop your academic skills and confidence in areas such as:
- Planning and organisation
- Time management
- Action planning and target setting
- Reading and research techniques
- Academic writing skills
- Procrastination, how to get started
- Develop spelling lists
- Strategies for group work
- Proof reading techniques
- Revision strategies
- Work output and delivery
- Presentation skills
Support in usually funded through the Disabled Student’s Allowance or Access to Work but some people can use direct payments or pay privately. If you use our service we will deal with all the employment issues so you will not have to worry about recruitment and payment of tax and national insurance.
“What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.”
Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger’s