When you meet with an adviser they will talk you through the various ways in which the School can provide support and adjustments to your studies, such as:
We can create an Inclusion Plan (IP) to ensure that staff are aware of your circumstances and can make adjustments as needed. For example by providing lecture notes in advance of the session, making suitable arrangements for presentations and group work, and reserving appropriate seating.
IPs are created in collaboration with you, and will be discussed in detail with your adviser at your first appointment.
Before your registration appointment it would be a good idea to try to think about the kind of areas where you can have difficulties when studying or in an educational setting.
Make a list of the support and adjustments you have had during previous studying experiences – eg. what has worked well and what not so well?
Think about what your course entails, for example group work and field trips. Your adviser will prompt you on these types of area when you meet, to see if there is anything we can do to make things more manageable. It can also help you better explain your thoughts if you think about potential issues beforehand.
Where appropriate we can refer you for mentoring support. Mentoring offers students a reflective and supportive space with an impartial professional who is not a member of LSE staff. Through regular meetings with your mentor you will have the chance to talk through the practicalities of your course and life at university with someone who understands the complications that autism/Asperger’s can bring. Together you can develop strategies to help you get the most out of your time at LSE.
Mentoring is free of charge for all students, though UK students will need to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances for funding (please see section below). International students should speak to their adviser about a referral.
Individual Exam Adjustments
We can recommend Individual Exam Adjustments (IEAs) to ensure you are able to take your exams with reasonable adjustments in place. For example extra writing time and the use of a computer.
Appropriate IEAs can be discussed with your adviser, and are dependent on your individual circumstances and the medical evidence you provide.