Students with Autism Spectrum Condition can apply for Disabled Student Allowance to help them fund the cost of technology and other non medical assistance that may support their studies. We explain how you apply and what evidence you require as part of your application.
When we diagnose a child or adult with autism spectrum disorder we try to focus on the positive and talk with clients about moving forward giving them options to choose from. There is 'no cure' for ASD, and the reason we prefer to think of it as a condition rather than a disorder is because in most cases autism does not prevent a person from being successful in life.
The issue of education for individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions is a complex one. Some people with ASC’s have gone on to achieve the very highest standards within the education system, whereas some are so profoundly affected by their condition that education in the academic sense is not an option.