This article provides information for students regarding Autism and Asperger's syndrome, and where to find support.


Additional Support Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC)

The University of Portsmouth Additional Support and Disability Centre supports students with disabilities and provides further information. This should be the first port of call for students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Whether you are a student here already or are thinking of applying, here are some of the support and advice services ASDAC offer to make your University experience as smooth as possible:

  • Confidential advice from disability professionals
  • Advice on funding to cover disability-related support costs (including disabled students' allowances)
  • Discussion and agreement on appropriate reasonable adjustments
  • Associated University services and facilities
  • Arranging note-taking, mentoring and other academic support services
  • Specialist study skills tuition and assistive technology training
  • Screening for suspected Specific Learning Difficulties

Tel: +44 (0)23 9284 3462


ASDAC will also refer students with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome to the Student Wellbeing Service for further confidential support, where relevant.


National Autistic Society

This is a charity for people with autism / Asperger's syndrome and their families, providing a wealth of information and support, including information written specifically for young people and adults with autism and Asperger's syndrome. Please click here for more information


Autism helpline

For impartial, confidential advice and support on autism for anyone affected by, or researching autism.

Tel:+44 (0)808 800 4104 (Lines are open Mon-Thu: 10am-4pm, and Fri: 9am-3pm)


Hampshire Autistic Society

This is a local Society offering information and support to children and adults with Autism or Asperger's syndrome and their families. Includes academic mentoring to students at the University of Portsmouth to help them complete their courses successfully. Please click here for more information

Tel: +44 (0)2380 633 951Email: