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Trinity College Dublin, like other third level institutions has seen a rise in the number of students accessing the university with disabilities. In particular one of the greatest increases in student numbers attending university are those individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Over the past five years the number of students with ASD utilising supports from the Disability Service and Unilink Service in Trinity has increased six-fold, and Trinity now has the highest number of students with ASD studying in Ireland. The Trinity College Disability Service in collaboration with the Unilink Service have developed a model of support for students with ASD which aims to support the students at all stages in their student journey from University entrance to graduation and employment.

This webpage provides information and advice for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders who are thinking about coming to university and shares the experiences of TCD Students with ASD talking about their student life.

ASD Video Wall

Check out these videos of students with ASD talking about their experiences of university life in Trinity College Dublin:

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ASD Resources

Please find some useful resources if you are thinking about starting university:

The A-Z Guide of Asperger's Syndrome by Dr. Zehanne Kenny - Click on the image below to open:

Click on this image to open teh accessbile  pdf version of this book

Third & Fourth Level Guide to Education Please see the following links for student guides on helping you manage your role as a student with Asperger's Syndrome or Autistic Spectrum Disorder at university:- click on the below image to open the booklet:

Front booklet AS booklet- 3rd level College Guide

Front booklet AS booklet- 4th level College Guide

Contact Us:

For more information about the supports and services available for students with Asperger's Syndrome, contact:
  • Declan Treanor
  • Disability Service Director
  • Room 3055, The Arts Building
  • E-mail : dtreanor@tcd.ie
  • Tel: (01) 896 3475