Posted on 10th July 2020

Toolkit and Best Practice Guides translated into French and introduced in two Swiss universities

Professor Véronique Zbinden Sapin talks about autism support in Swiss universities and her reasons for translating the Autism&Uni Best Practice Guides and Toolkit together with her colleague Prof Nicolas Ruffieux....

Posted on 19th June 2020

The University of Warsaw translates the Autism&Uni Toolkit into Polish

Dr Mateusz Płatos explains how the Autism&Uni toolkit complements an EU-funded project to increase accessibility for students with disabilities at the University of Warsaw. The University of Warsaw is the...

Posted on 25th May 2020

Newly published study sheds light on university experiences of autistic students

For the Autism&Uni project we explored the personal experiences of 16 autistic university students. We focused particularly on challenges encountered as well as successes stories. Whilst many showed amazing resilience,...

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 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 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 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...