Advice for Residential staff interacting with students who have AS.
How you interact with students who have AS will vary from person to person, but the underlying reasons for the differences will be the same.
In addition to the tips above under 'communication' the following suggestions might be helpful.
- A student might feel that you are bursting in on them if you do not knock on the flat door to be let in before knocking on their room door. They might feel that knocking on their room door is too much of a shock and deeply intrusive without the warning knock on the flat door.
- Some will need to be sent an email or written message specifically to them to arrange a visit, and a reminding text before you visit them.
So, try emailing and arranging a time to see them. If they do not reply, try sending a text message, or leave a letter for them in the flat.
Do not be too surprised however, if they have not read and remembered what was happening.
Other students with AS will be far more comfortable with social interaction so ‘dropping in’ as you would with others could be welcomed.