I am new on here.
I have a 17 year old son who wants to do a zoology degree at university next year. He's predicated A/B's in his science A levels but still needs lots of organising, prompting, guiding with every day things, trouble with orientation. Also real trouble with timings and has strong opinions.
I don't want to hold him back but feel he is vulnerable.
Hopefully a local university will offer a place but he may need to live away from home mon-fri if is only gets offers from unis further away.
Any advice appreciated.
I am also on the spectrum so do over think matters/worry about him.
sorry This WAS meant to say son with autism not add
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What's your specific worry?
It seems like student support services are generally a lot better than they were in our day, and good quality autism support may be a factor when choosing the university.
Check out prospective universities' disabilities and additional needs provision. Mine was excellent- I got a mentor I saw every so often to help me with my organisation, etc. They made sure I had a place in the halls of residence every year (they even managed to keep me in the same room!) and intervened when I had an incident w/ a lecturer who didn't take my AS into account.
Also make sure he gets DSA (disabled students' allowance). Mine covered the gap in accommodation fees to get me into the halls with an ensuite (so I wouldn't have to share a bathroom) for all 3 years and paid for a variety of electronic items (laptop, printer, smartphone) to help with my organisation. The DANS department at uni helped me organise this too.