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DSA for ASD

Nervous about starting uni in September, far from home. Have anxiety and ASD. Heard about DSA but don’t know what help is available. Heard about a study support person, software, laptop and travel. What sort of software helps? I don’t engage well with people, especially in public so nervous about the study support person. Thanks
You need to have an assessment that will assess your needs to find out specifically what you need, so you may not get all of those things - it is down to what happens in the assessment.
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Original post by flowersinmyhair
You need to have an assessment that will assess your needs to find out specifically what you need, so you may not get all of those things - it is down to what happens in the assessment.

Thanks. I find it very difficult to speak to people so also worried about the assessment :-(. Can you advise on the assessment process?
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Do you know if I can bring my mum to the assessment?
Original post by tigger0508
Thanks. I find it very difficult to speak to people so also worried about the assessment :-(. Can you advise on the assessment process?
I haven't gone through it yet (I need to book it yet) - there are multiple ways you can be assessed - virtually and in person so you can do either depending on what you think will work better. I would also ask if you could bring your mum in - they may not let you but you definitely won't get it if you do not ask.
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Original post by flowersinmyhair
I haven't gone through it yet (I need to book it yet) - there are multiple ways you can be assessed - virtually and in person so you can do either depending on what you think will work better. I would also ask if you could bring your mum in - they may not let you but you definitely won't get it if you do not ask.

Thank you so much
Original post by tigger0508
Thank you so much

Hi,
I did mine a couple of years ago and it was online
Yes you can bring others to help advocate for you and yourself
There is software such a recording lectures, making mindmaps, time management sort of thing. You can also get a printer and paper and ink allowance. For the mentor I understand how anxiety producing meeting a new person is (I'm also autistic) and when I got mine I was really nervous and didn't want to meet them but they are lovely and have helped me so much with uni and if I didn't have them to talk through advice etc then I would have such a much harder time, even if there isn't anything at that moment it helped as I know I have someone to talk to and ask advice when needed.
Also if you really don't want to meet them I would still accept the support as you then email a company to set it up so you can wait as long as you like to set up the meetings so I would accept it when they provide it
Let me know if you have any more questions
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Original post by Jess_Lomas
Hi,
I did mine a couple of years ago and it was online
Yes you can bring others to help advocate for you and yourself
There is software such a recording lectures, making mindmaps, time management sort of thing. You can also get a printer and paper and ink allowance. For the mentor I understand how anxiety producing meeting a new person is (I'm also autistic) and when I got mine I was really nervous and didn't want to meet them but they are lovely and have helped me so much with uni and if I didn't have them to talk through advice etc then I would have such a much harder time, even if there isn't anything at that moment it helped as I know I have someone to talk to and ask advice when needed.
Also if you really don't want to meet them I would still accept the support as you then email a company to set it up so you can wait as long as you like to set up the meetings so I would accept it when they provide it
Let me know if you have any more questions

Thank you so much for this. I cried reading it. Think relief? x

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