Are you a staff member at a tertiary instutition? Find out more about how to support students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) below.

This information pertains to supporting students with ASDs in academic settings and comes from a variety of sources including local and international information, peer reviewed research and research conducted at OTARC (funded by DHS, Victoria).  The information provided is general and not targeted for specific tertiary institutions.  For specific information regarding policies at individual tertiary institutions, please visit their website or contact them directly.  Links to other useful resources with further information are also provided within the student, parent, and staff sections.

Autism spectrum disorders

What are autism spectrum disorders?

Supporting students with ASD

Some things to consider when supporting students with an ASD.

Disability support services

Find out how disability support staff can help you.

Additional resources

Videos, books and links.


Our information sources.

Want more information?

Watch the Organization for Autism Research's video Understanding Asperger's Syndrome: A Professor’s Guide.

 These web pages for supporting tertiary students with ASDs were developed as part of the project Supporting transition to and participation in tertiary education for students with an ASD funded by the Department of Human Services (DHS, Victoria)