27 Mar 2014

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Asperger’s syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome is an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and is a lifelong developmental disorder that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. People with ASD are usually of average or above average intelligence, however social interaction can be very difficult for them and they can experience high levels of stress and anxiety. The condition affects people in different ways; however everyone with ASD shares a difficulty in making sense of the world.

ASD is characterised by difficulties in:

  • Communicating
  • Social relationships
  • Imaginative thought and feeling
  • Deviating from routines

People with ASD have many skills and strengths enthusiasm, punctuality, determination, and reliability are among the many qualities that students with Asperger’s Syndrome bring to ACM.

Find out more information about Autism from The National Autistic Society

How can ACM Education Guidance help with ASD?

We will ensure that you get any access arrangements to which you are entitled. In addition we can provide:

  • A personalised induction at the start of term.
  • A ‘buddy’ if requested
  • Weekly mentoring (if recommended)
  • A notetaker (if approved by the DSA)
  • Access to a support group for ASD students
  • 1:1 study skills tutorials as required

What to do next?

Drop in: to the Education Guidance Centre in Global House to speak to Fiona or Helen
Phone: 01483 501211
Email: fiona@acm.ac.uk / hhosker@acm.ac.uk

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