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New students face decision over whether to disclose autism

With this year’s A-Level results now out, many young people with autism spectrum conditions are preparing for the new experiences that university will offer.

Among the questions they face is whether to disclose their condition to fellow students when they start their courses.

Tom Foster, author of the Asperger Blog, has been taking a look at the issue.

He decided to tell people about his autism, but says: “The reason why many people choose not disclose their autism is because they feel that they may be treated differently. This is an issue I can understand and that is why it is your choice to decide whether or not to disclose your autism.”

Click here to read the full post, which also contains a link to a post where Tom looks at how the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) can help students with various tasks and provide equipment to assist with their courses.