Autism Spectrum Support/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 has increased six-fold, and Trinity College now has the highest number of students with AS in Ireland.
The Trinity College Disability Service has developed a suite of resources and supports for students with AS, which aim 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 university journey: whether that is thinking about university and making the transition from secondary to third level; progressing through university as an undergraduate or post-graduate student; or advancing from university into employment. In addition, it hosts information and advice for parents, teachers and staff who may be supporting individuals with AS:
Autism & Uni ToolkitThe underlying ethos of this toolkit is that students can use it in their own time, research issues concerning them, and come back to it when particular difficulties arise. Trinity specific content has been added as a means of gradual introduction to post-school study including students stories, and more general advice on the various reasonable accommodations available at Trinity. The Pathways to Trinity Transition Checklist has also been integrated into this tool.
Welcome to TCD: