NAS_ResizedLogoGCU recognises that coping with student life, finding your way around such a large institution, and managing your studies independently, is a daunting prospect for many students. We also recognise the additional challenges and anxieties that may be experienced by students on the autism spectrum.

The disability team at GCU offers various support to students who have disclosed a diagnosis (or who have identified with a diagnosis) on the autism spectrum.  These include:

The support available from the disability team also aims to ensure that students can easily access other support services available throughout the university.

Glasgow Caledonian University's Student Wellbeing Service has become the first in the UK to achieve Autism Accreditation from the National Autistic Society. You can find out more about what this means for our students and staff, at our Autism Accreditation Scheme Award pages.

What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. It can be described as an invisible disability as it is not always apparent that a person has autism. Autism is a spectrum condition (which includes asperger syndrome) and each person can experience different strengths and challenges.

The National Autistic Society - What is Autism?

Staff: Teaching Students on the Autism Spectrum

We also provide resources for staff to support your learning and student experience at GCU at our Teaching Students on the Autism Spectrum pages.