Posted on 03rd December 2019

3 December 2019: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

In a blog post for Emerald, the international journal publishing house, Dr Marc Fabri from Leeds Beckett University shares his thoughts on using participatory design methods with autistic adults, and...

Posted on 27th June 2019

Autism&Uni toolkit launched by Trinity College Dublin

Our colleagues at Trinity College Dublin are the first in Ireland to launch the Autism&Uni toolkit for their autistic students and applicants. Declan Treanor, Head of Disability Service, has previously...

Posted on 25th October 2018

Leeds Beckett University adopts the Autism&Uni toolkit

Leeds Beckett has become the latest University to adopt the Autism&Uni toolkit, which aims to improve access and transition into university for autistic students. Other UK universities that have, or are about...

Posted on 16th February 2017

Special conference session at HCII 2017 in Vancouver, Canada

Autism&Uni project lead Marc Fabri will host a session on “Designing for and with people on the autism spectrum” at the Human-Computer Interaction International conference in Vancouver, Canada, 9-14 July...

Posted on 22nd March 2016

Transition Pathways Conference a success

On 18 March we held a one-day conference exploring transition pathways for autistic students. Speakers included Emma Jones from the National Autistic Society, Matt Tucker from Birmingham City University, Penny...

Posted on 09th March 2016

New connections at final conferences

The knowledge we have gained in the course of the Autism&Uni project and the final end products have been presented at two international conferences in January and March. While the...

Posted on 16th February 2016

Transition Pathways in Higher Education: A one-day conference on 18 March in Leeds

An event for disability practitioners, other student services practitioners, academics, and anyone with an interest in supporting autistic students on their Higher Education journey. Friday 18 March 2016, 9.45am – 4.30pm...

Posted on 07th January 2016

Insights from evaluating the Autism&Uni toolkit prototype

In December 2015 we ran an evaluation workshop at Leeds Beckett University, UK, to get feedback on the current version of our Online Toolkit. The Toolkit aims to help students...

Posted on 26th October 2015

Special autism session at INTED 2016 – Call for Papers (now closed)

Supporting and enhancing the undergraduate experience for students with autism and related conditions. A special session at the 10th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), held 7-9 March 2016...

Posted on 18th August 2015

Lessons Learnt from a Participatory Design Workshop

On 28th of July 2015, the Leeds Beckett Autism&Uni team held the first in a series of participatory design workshops with young autistic adults. We tested prototype content, formats and different media...