Autistic Spectrum Condition

We have a large community of students with autism spectrum conditions at UWE Bristol.

Reasonable adjustments

We are committed to making reasonable adjustment to help reduce the effect of an impairment or medical condition that places you at a substantial disadvantage in your learning, teaching or assessment situation. For example, adjustments to assessments such as extra time, use of a computer or alternative assessment.

Find out how to request adjustments

Support with independent living

If you need to transfer support that you currently receive from Social Services, please discuss this with your social services department. If you get help from family or supporter you should consider how your needs can be met living independently. You should look at what is available via Social Services too.

Assistance leaving home

If you feel that you may need support or assistance moving away from home, use the links below for more information.

If you require further information on support, please contact Disability Service.


Depending on your eligibility, funding can cover such things as study skills tuition, specialist equipment and support workers.

We strongly recommend you apply for Disabled Student Allowances (DSAs) as soon as possible and at least three months before you start your course, if you are eligible. If you are not eligible for DSAs please contact Disability Service.

Study support

There is a range of support and adjustments available at UWE Bristol. Support options for students who have Autistic Spectrum Condition may include:

  • specialist mentor support
  • study skills tuition
  • provision of assistive technology (equipment and software)
  • exam adjustments such as extra time, rest breaks, separate room etc
  • Disability Service can help you share your needs with academic staff.

More support for impairments

Get more information and advice on support for any impairments.

More support for impairments