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