Autism support

The Disability Advice and Support team can help you with:

  • Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
  • Individual exam arrangements
  • Teaching and Learning Adjustments
  • Advice and support

If you're struggling with anything and need to contact the team, you can email us at

Keep up to date

You can find us on Twitter @DMUAutismTeam and on Instagram @dmuautism

We also run the Autism at University podcast, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Audible and most other platforms. 

Support we offer




  1. New to DMU

    New to DMU is an event for new students to get to know the university, meet the Autism Team and spend the night in student accommodation before the academic year starts. The event runs before the start of term so that students can get to know the campus while it's less busy. New to DMU is a great opportunity to make some friends, have fun and experience a night in student accommodation. Attendees are welcome to come along for the daytime portion of the event only if they prefer not to spend the night.

  2. Social activities

    Every Thursday the Autism Team meets outside Gateway House at 6pm for a social activity. Our previous social activities have included trips to the cinema, bowling, crazy golf, quiz nights, comedy festivals, board game cafes and lots more.

    You're welcome to join us; it’s a great way to some new acquaintances and socialise in a supportive environment.

    Lunch clubs

    Our lunch clubs are a chance to socialise with others, talk about your week and play games or table tennis.

    Lunch club times:

    • Wednesday 12pm to 1pm with Tabitha: In person, at Gateway House, room 1.75
    • Thursday 12pm to 1pm with Adam: In person, at Gateway House, room 1.75

  3. Mindfulness sessions

    The Autism Team offer mindfulness sessions every Tuesday at 4pm until 4.30pm. These are remote on MS Teams and available to book through MyGateway. Recorded sessions available on the DMU Autism Padlet. Padlet is a platform for our students to find information and resources.

    Access our Padlet here

  4. Mentoring and study skills

    The Autism Team include specialist autism mentors and study skills tutors who provide 1:1 support as part of DSA provision. Mentors and Tutors can support you to develop strategies to increase your independence and achieve your academic goals.

  5. Quick Query appointments

    Do you have a quick question you need the answer to? Is there something you’re unsure of? Book an "Autism Team Quick Query" appointment on MyGateway.

    Appointments available 9am to 10am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.