Specialist Support Worker

Some people with AS benefit from regular, even full time support,  which might be provided in addition to university support. 

In some areas of the country the National Autistic Society has education support staff who do this work.  In other areas this need is met by other specialist teams.  They can help you to: find your way around the campus, interact with other students and staff, keep organised and ask for help. 

At Leicester we use a mixture of internal and NAS staff according to need.

If you do not like, or get on with, the people supporting you, ask for a change of personnel.  This does not mean you can dismiss people because you do not like the advice they give (it might be something you are doing/not doing and you are wrong).  

It does mean that if meeting them is unpleasant and/or they are not giving the help you need in the way that works for you, then they might not be the right person for you.  In this case, the change is reasonable although there may be a delay in finding another person to work with you.


Contact Us

+44 (0)116 252 5002


or visit us on the ground floor of the Library

The AccessAbility Centre is open 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, during both terms and vacations. Contact us if you would like to speak with someone outside of these hours.


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