Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)

Thank you for visiting the University of Wolverhampton Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) page.  If you are a student and require support then:

The first step is to make CONTACT

If you are already a student here, we’d advise you to attend one of our drop ins, or if you feel this would be too difficult, then please contact us

I Need Help With: CLICK HERE for some useful links

Or why not come along to our Mental Health and Wellbeing Groups.  They offer a relaxed gathering place where you can receive mutual support in a relaxed, safe environment, with wellbeing activities and guidance from specialist staff.  Occasionally we invite speakers from relevant internal departments or external agencies to discuss relevant topics.  Students can come and go as they wish.  

Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) Social Group

The ASC Social Group is for students with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). Individuals with ASC often have difficulties with social interaction and communication. The ASC Social Group gives this population the opportunity to meet in a safe, friendly and non-judgemental environment and there is always at least one member of staff that facilitates the Social. Other activities apart from meeting at the Lighthouse and the SU have included bowling/autism-friendly cinema/various restaurants including Pizza-Hut - Bella Italia - Cosmos - Chiquito's and the Hogs Head pub.

Where

City Campus

The Lighthouse

When

Every Wednesday throughout the Summer

Time from 2.30pm

 

National Autism Spectrum Condition Organisations:

 

As a student at the University you may find this document useful: Advice and information for students with ASC at University (Word doc 1,485k)

As well as the useful links below to national organisations for ASC, The Transitions Support service at the National Autistic Society have written the following two articles on how to support autistic students with the transition to university and also best practice for supporting autistic students while at university (see links below).  

Supporting Autistic People at University

Supporting Autistic People from University into work

‌Useful apps:

Molehill Mountain is an app specially designed to help autistic people understand more about their anxiety from autistica.org.uk. 

The app aims to build your knowledge, confidence and skills to understand and self-manage the causes and symptoms of your anxiety. For more infomration, including instructions on how to get the app, go to: https://www.autistica.org.uk/get-involved/molehill-mountain-app

 

Below is a link to more infomration about Apps that all free, and are recommended in better understanding your mental health and wellbeing.  They are also useful in keeping you safe and feeling connected during your time at University.

To find out about more general apps, click HERE.

Students' Union - Well@wolves

Did you know that the student’s union offers regular wellbeing activities and drop ins for students? 
Visit the Well@Wolves website for information on the latest activities and events taking place in the Students Union.
The links to support agencies, organisations and support apps contained in this website are for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information and the links up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, expressly or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to these links or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on any website or support app for any purpose.