Posted on 23rd January 2020

Dr Marc Fabri delivers the Annual Quercus Lecture at University College Cork

On Tuesday 23 January 2020 Marc Fabri delivered a lecture on ‘Supporting autistic students on their journey through higher education: small changes, big impact’. The invited talk is part of...

Posted on 13th January 2020

Ireland’s leading autism charity AsIAm endorses Autism&Uni toolkit as part of the Autism Friendly University Award

AsIAm’s Katie Quinn introduces the Autism Friendly University Award which promotes good support practice for autistic students. The Autism&Uni toolkit is an example of good practice, endorsed as part of...

Posted on 09th September 2019

Leeds Beckett secures new Erasmus+ grant to help young autistic people make informed decisions when leaving school

Dr Marc Fabri and Dr Mhairi Beaton will jointly lead the new PICAP project which secured €400,000 of Erasmus+ Key Action 2 funding. PICAP (Promoting Informed Choices for All Young...

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 27th February 2019

University of Birmingham adopts the Autism&Uni toolkit

Dr Andrea MacLeod from the Autism Centre for Education and Research at the University of Birmingham talks about how the Autism&Uni toolkit fits in with their AuVision project – a...

Posted on 19th February 2019

University of Portsmouth adopts the Autism&Uni toolkit

Dr Beatriz Lopez, Director of the Autism Centre for Research into Employment (ACRE), has incorporated the Autism&Uni toolkit into a new university-wide resource designed to help autistic students with the...

Posted on 08th February 2019

Raising Autism Awareness – with the Autism&Uni Best Practice Guides

Zaina Hakim, Student Union Vice President for Education at the University of Hertfordshire, regularly blogs about her initiatives. We invited Zaina to write about what the Student Union is planning...

Posted on 31st January 2019

Trinity College Dublin adopts the Autism&Uni Toolkit

Declan Treanor, Director of Disability Service at Trinity College Dublin, outlines the College’s new Neurodiversity Transition Hub Project and the role of the Autism&Uni toolkit in this initiative. The Disability...

Posted on 20th December 2018

Special Journal Issue on Participatory Design with autistic users

Marc Fabri and Debra Satterfield have been busy guest-editing a special issue of the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. Marc explains how this special issue came about and introduces the...

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 20th July 2018

Leeds Beckett University secures £360k EU-funding to improve employability of autistic graduates

Dr Marc Fabri leads a multi-national Strategic Partnership to IMprove Autistic Graduates’ Employability (IMAGE) across Europe. The project will run from October 2018 until August 2021. This funding is made...

Posted on 24th May 2017

Best Practice Guides now available in Portuguese

In early 2017 we started talking to Progresso Infantil  (PIN), a Neurodevelopmental Centre in Portugal regarding translating the Autism&Uni Best Practice Guides into Portuguese. We are pleased to announce that the...

Posted on 29th April 2017

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Designing Technology With and For People on the Autism Spectrum

Dr Marc Fabri (Leeds Beckett University) and Debra Satterfield (California State University Long Beach) are co-editing a special issue for the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, to be published in...

Posted on 20th March 2017

Autism&Uni helps National Autistic Society create self-assessment tool for UK universities

Christine Flintoft-Smith, Senior Accreditation Advisor for the National Autistic Society (NAS), has asked Autism&Uni to help with designing an autism accreditation programme for UK universities. The programme will be based on a...

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 20th January 2017

German versions of Best Practice Guides are now available

We are pleased to announce that thanks to support by autismus Deutschland (German Autism Association) we have now published German versions of the Autism&Uni Best Practice Guides. Download the PDF...

Posted on 01st July 2016

HCI International Conference session on “Designing for and with people on the autism spectrum”

Autism&Uni hosted hosted a special autism-themed session at this year’s Human-Computer Interaction International Conference in Toronto, Canada, 17-22 July 2016. The session was co-chaired by Dr Marc Fabri from Leeds...

Posted on 24th May 2016

Autism&Uni joins Disabled Students Stakeholder Group

Autism&Uni has been invited to represent the views and interests of autistic university students on a stakeholder group that advises and supports the Student Loans Company (SLC). The purpose of...

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...