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    Hmmmmm that's interesting... I got measured as having above average verbal IQ when I was younger but I have trouble writing things because of anxiety and executive dysfunction, so I don't know if that kind of accommodation is relevant to me? I've been told I 'write beautifully', but what I'd written had taken a LOT of time.
    No idea: talk to them and find out.
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    (Original post by disandsexstudy)
    Hmmmmm that's interesting... I got measured as having above average verbal IQ when I was younger but I have trouble writing things because of anxiety and executive dysfunction, so I don't know if that kind of accommodation is relevant to me? I've been told I 'write beautifully', but what I'd written had taken a LOT of time.
    When you apply for student finance, you'd also apply for disabled students allowance. (DSA) At the assessment, you discuss with your assessor what educational needs you have. As mentioned previously, this depends on you. Your needs aren't the same as everyone elses.
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    Autism is just a label i really wouldent bring it up to your hall mates (I assume you wan't to go to halls) unless you feel that they need to know. At the end of the day your ban works a littel diffrently and yiu get more mony i als here tha a lot of people with Autism are very acdemic and god dam geuses (and they call this a dissabilaty) you will have to tell your uni thougth just so that they are awear good luck
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    I have Aspergers too, having been diagnosed at age 10/11 after a misdiagnosis of ADHD.
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    Autism is just a label i really wouldent bring it up to your hall mates (I assume you wan't to go to halls) unless you feel that they need to know. At the end of the day your ban works a littel diffrently and yiu get more mony i als here tha a lot of people with Autism are very acdemic and god dam geuses (and they call this a dissabilaty) you will have to tell your uni thougth just so that they are awear good luck
    TBF, it can be disabling. Not everyone with Autism is academic and not all of us are geniuses.

    You don't have to tell your uni anything.
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    (Original post by disandsexstudy)
    I got diagnosed age 20 (21 in June) with autism spectrum disorder/Aspergers earlier this week. I kind of expected it to feel like a bigger deal than it does? I'd suspected that I'm autistic for years and felt disabled, but I only got referred to see a specialist in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders at a clinic last year, and I finally got my first appointment about a year later. Anybody else who got a diagnosis late - do you feel like it's changed your life much? Or do you just think of it as another label, not of great significance?

    Hello,
    I am currently in my third year of uni and i am 22 and I only got diagnosed with dyslexia with autism tendentsies when i was about 18. It literally means you just think differently then the 'norm' and that automatically gives you a lable that certain people can use to group people together and makes assumptions, which can be very unhelpful. i felt that as i dealt with it for so long I had so many strategies that when anyone who didn't see me or treat as an individual, i was of an age where i could defend myself. To be honest all the label has ever given me is understanding and support and anything that was unhelpful i didn't accept. I think having your diagnostic on your condition not only allows others to support you to the best they can it also helps you have more insight and develop strategies. theres always people that see people as labels but you understand yourself better then anyone else and don't let anyone limit you. good luck with it all
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    It's quite a long list, brace yourself.

    Recording device for lectures
    Mentor sessions
    Funding for a computer
    Printer & Scanner
    Software for the Printer/Scanner to get scanned items as word documents instead of pictures
    Text to speech software
    Speech to text software to help with note taking
    Funding for en suite room, I can't share bathrooms with people due to sensory issues
    Personal independence payments

    It's not confirmed yet, but the DSA guy I went to see recently sent off a really good letter to student finance about it. Fingers crossed.
    My DSA guy recommended the same things minus the ensuite. Fingers crossed.

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