Autism Spectrum Support

Starting University is exciting, but the transition to a new environment can be overwhelming, particularly for Autistic students. The Disability Service provides additional support and guidance to support a successful transition to University. 

It is important to engage with the Disability Service and apply for Disabled Students Allowances prior to commencing your studies, to ensure that any reasonable adjustments and support you require are in place from the outset.

If you would like to make an appointment with a Disability Adviser prior to starting your course, or once you are here please contact us or book an appointment. For further information on accessing disability support please visit our getting started pages.

Our USW Transition Events provide an additional opportunity for Autistic students and their families to find out more about USW.  

We run transition events for new and returning students in September, that look to build confidence and link in with support and academic services before the start of term. 

Find out more on our Events pages.

If you have any questions about the event please contact: [email protected]  

In the meantime, you might want to take a look at the resources below:

The Wellbeing and Disability team want to welcome you to our new sensory safe space, a pilot project running in Treforest campus (H016) with hopes to roll the spaces out to all campuses by next academic year. Sensory spaces have been proven to calm anxiety and create a safe space amongst the hustle and bustle of university life. 

We would love you to come and experience the space and hopefully find a release to some of the pressure of university life, as well as offer feedback on how we can grow and develop the area.

Specialist Mentors provide one-to-one support for students who need assistance managing their studies and student life because of an Autistic Spectrum Condition, helping them to achieve their full potential at University.

For further information on accessing Specialist Mentoring support, please book an appointment with a Disability Adviser.

External Autism Support Services