Asperger's Syndrome Support
Trinity College Dublin, like many other third level institutions, has seen a rise in the number of students with disabilities accessing the university. In particular, one of the greatest demographic increases has been among students with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS).Over the past five years the number of students with AS utilising supports from the Disability Service and Unilink Service has increased six-fold, and Trinity College now has the highest number of students with AS in Ireland.
The Trinity College Disability Service, in collaboration with Occupational Therapy Support, has developed a suite of resources and supports for students with AS which aims to support the student at all stages of their academic journey, from first day to graduation and into professional employment.
This website is divided into different sections, relating to each stage in the college journey: whether that is thinking about college and making the transition from secondary to third level; progressing through college as an undergraduate or post-graduate student; or advancing from college into employment. In addition, it hosts information and advice for parents, teachers and staff who may be supporting individuals with AS:
- Ready, Steady, Go – Summer School for students with Asperger’s Syndrome
- Transitioning to College
- Supports Available
- Being a Student Progressing through
- Transitioning out of College and into Employment
- Advice and Useful Information
Welcome to TCD:
What do students with AS study and what year are they in?
To give you a flavour of what students with AS are doing in TCD, the majority of students with AS are in the Faculty of Engineering, Maths and Science. The courses they are studying courses include Computer Science, Science, Nanoscience and Engineering.