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...

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...

Posted on 04th March 2016

The Autism&Uni Best Practice Guides are available!

Download our set of guides to best practice in supporting higher education students on the autism spectrum, targeted at HE managers, academics and professionals working in autism support. After many...

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 15th January 2016

Another look at the Autism&Uni survey

While the completion of the online toolkit for students continues through its final stages, we have taken another look at the survey data, searching for new angles. Project partners were...

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 06th October 2015

Support and Challenges in the Finnish Higher Education system – A student’s voice

During the research phase of the Autism&Uni project we received survey responses from nearly 300 people, systematically reviewed the available literature and spoke to numerous higher education students on the...

Posted on 16th September 2015

Students with Autism in the Polish Higher Education System

During the second half of 2014 we conducted research across the Autism&Uni partner countries. We used a number of different questionnaires, each targeting a different group of people including students,...

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...