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Useful Websites

The following websites offer more information and resources on Autism

National Autistic Society

Ambitious About Autism


Autism Education Trust

Academic Articles: Autism and Higher Education

  • Norris, N.G. (2022). How does my student learn? Neurodiversity and the nature of learning in autism. International Journal of Christianity and Education
  • Fabri, M., Fenton, G., Andrews, P. and Beaton, A. (2022). Experiences of Higher Education Students in the Autism Spectrum: Stories of Low Mood and High Resilience. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education.
  • Irvine, B. and MacLeod, A., (2022). What are the challenges and successes reported by autistic students at university?: a literature review. Good Autism Practice (GAP), 23(1), pp.49-59.
  • Vincent, J., Rowe, H. (2022). Parity of participation for autistic students: Mapping provision across UK Higher education institutions. Research in Education.
  • Scott, M., and Sedgewick, F. (2021). 'I have more control over my life': A qualitative exploration of challenges, opportunities, and support needs among autistic university students. Autism & Developmental Language Impairments.
  • Lei, J., and Russell, A. (2021). Understanding the role of self-determination in shaping university experiences for autistic and typically developing students in the United Kingdom. Autism. 
  • MacLeod, A., Ellis, L., Lear, C., Kourti, M., Searle, K., Duckworth, C., Irvine, D., Jones, H., King, M., Ling, J. and Simpson, J., (2020). The AuVision project: a collaboration between autistic students and non-autistic staff to understand the student experience within a higher education institution. Good Autism Practice (GAP), 21(1), pp.5-14.
  • Dijkhuis, R., de Sonneville, L., Ziermans, T., Staal, W. and Swaab, H., (2020). Autism symptoms, executive functioning and academic progress in higher education students. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50, pp.1353-1363.
  • Byrne, J. (2020). Perceiving the social unknown: How the hidden curriculum affects the learning of autistic students in Higher education. Innovations in Education and Teaching International
  • Chown. N., Baker-Rogers, J., Highes, L., Cossbum, K. N and Byrne, P. (2018). The 'High Achievers' project: an assessment of the support for students with autism attending UK universities. Journal of Further and Higher Education.
  • Sarrett, J.C., (2018). Autism and accommodations in higher education: Insights from the autism community. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, pp.679-693.
  • MacLeod, A., Allan, J., Lewis, A. and Robertson, C. (2018). 'Here I come again': the cost of success for higher education students diagnosed with autism. International journal of Inclusive Education.


Blogs are a great way to understand the real life experiences of being autistic. Click on the blog titles below to open them in a new page.

Autism Education Trust

Musings of an Aspie

A list of 'Actually Autistic' bloggers



Like blogs, Podcasts offer the first person experience, but through an audio file which can be listened to on smartphones or digital music and multimedia players.

Trail Blazing Autism


BBC 1800 Seconds on Autism

Embracing Autism


  • Milton, D and Ryan, S. (2023) The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Autism Studies
  • Henderson, D., Wayland, S,. and White, J. (2023) Is this Autism? A Guide for Clinicians and Everyone Else. Routledge.
  • Guldberg, K., (2020). Developing excellence in autism practice: Making a difference in education. Routledge.
  • Guldberg, K., Bradley, R., Wittemeyer, K., Briscombe, J., Phillips, C. and Jones, G., (2019). Good Autism Practice: Practitioner Guide. Autism Education Trust.
  • Cook, B and Garnett, M. (2018). Spectrum Women. Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Hendrickx, S. (2015). Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Willey, L. H. (2015). Pretending to be Normal. Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Kim, C. (2013). I think I may be autistic. Narrow Gauge Press.
  • Williams, D. (1996). Autism an Inside-Out Approach. Jessica Kingsley Publishers


The University of Birmingham, Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) also has some excellent resources

Autism and Uni

The Autism&Uni resource is a European-funded initiative to help autistic students navigate the transition from school to university.


AuVision is an online resource intended for the use of all staff at the University of Birmingham. It is informed by the experiences of autistic students, who gave their views through the work of the AuVision project.

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