Working with students on the autism spectrum

Guidance on how academics can adapt their teaching to support students on the autism spectrum is now available.

The number of students on the autism spectrum entering Higher Education is increasing rapidly, with autistic students at Leeds studying at all levels and across all faculties.

Download the guidance for supporting students on the autism spectrum - it provides information and practical advice which will be relevant to any staff responsible for teaching or supporting autistic students during their studies.

An info-graphic which raises awareness of the positive features of autism is now also available. The aim of this is to encourage academic staff and those working with autistic students to think how best to harness the positives of autism.

Autism awareness training is available from Disability Services, along with additional advice and guidance on supporting autistic students offered by Harriet Cannon, Disability Advisory Team Manager and Autism Specialist.  

Please email Harriet if you would like to arrange training or talk in more detail about making your teaching autism-friendly.

Staff with particular concerns about individual students should talk with their faculty’s Disability Coordinator in the first instance. 

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