Vision Logo 2
Good luck to everyone receiving their GCSE results!
Whatever the result, there's a course for you this September

Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

The Autism Support Team can provide advice, support, information and guidance for any student at Vision West Nottinghamshire College who has Autism or Asperger's syndrome.

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental difficulty that affects the way a person communicates and relates to the world around them. People with ASD may experience:

  • Difficulties with social interaction
  • Sensory difficulties which may impact on learning
  • Difficulties with verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Difficulties with imaginative or abstract thinking

What kinds of support can the Autism team offer?

The autism support team can offer students a wide range of services including:

  • Advice, guidance and information
  • 1:1 support in the classroom
  • 1:1 support outside the classroom i.e. break and/or lunch to improve socialisation and communication skills
  • Group support in the classroom
  • The loan of assistive technology and/or specialist equipment
  • Support in exams and with Special Exam Consideration applications
  • Help with applications for funding and finance
  • Links to other organisations that may be able to help

Students can request support at any time during their studies. The autism support team will work with students and the appropriate course teams to assess the student's needs and the support required. This will be regularly reviewed.

Why choose West Notts?

The word 100% written in a circle

100% A Level pass rate in 2018

An icon of a reward rosette in a circle

Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

An icon of a tick and checkbox in a circle

One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

An icon of a bus in a circle

An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

An icon of a building in a circle

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
Policies and statements | Freedom of Information | Accessibility Statement | Modern Slavery Statement | Privacy Notices
© West Nottinghamshire College