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Autism Summer Programme 2024

Welcome to Autism Summer Programme at Dublin City University

About Autism Summer Programme:

The Autism Summer Programme at Dublin City University (DCU) organised by the Disability and Learning Support Service in collaboration with Autism friendly University is a programme designed to provide a supportive and inclusive learning experience for autistic 5th and 6th year school students. This three day programme aims to bridge the gap between secondary education and higher education by preparing students for the academic, social, and practical aspects of university life. With a focus on understanding the university experience, we empower students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence to navigate their future educational journey successfully.

Programme Highlights:

Academic preparedness : Programme is designed to provide students skills and strategies for learning to excel in higher education to enhance their academic readiness and foster a love for learning.

Social Skills Development : Development of social skills and fostering meaningful connections by focusing on communication, collaboration, conflict resolution and self-advocacy skills to thrive in the diverse social context of university life.

Independent Living Skills : Our programme provides information on essential life skills that help in transitioning to university, often requiring independent living and taking responsibility for various aspects of daily life at the university.

Accessing Support Services : Comprehensive information about the support services available on university campuses like disability support, counselling, tutoring, and other assistance programmes to ensure they have the necessary tools and knowledge to seek and utilize support systems effectively.

Campus Exploration : Our programme offers students the opportunity to explore the Dublin City University campus and become familiar with its facilities, resources, and services. Campus tours, visits to libraries, laboratories, canteen, and interactions with university staff and students help students develop a sense of belonging and familiarity with the university environment.

Who Can Participate:

The Autism Summer Programme is open to autistic school students who have completed their Sixth year and Fifth year and are planning to continue with higher education. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds and abilities who are motivated to learn and explore the university experience in a supportive and inclusive setting.

Programme Dates and Location:

Autism Summer Programme is a 3 Day camp that will run through the day from 10 am to 3pm

Dates: 8th, 9th and 10th of July or 15th, 16th and 17th of July 2024

Location: Dublin City University Glasnevin Campus


To Express your Interest in the Programme:

To apply for the Autism Summer Programme, please complete the online application form available here. Please fill in the enquiry form. The enquiry form are available till 15th March 2024, we have limited capacity for the programme and only first 20 applicants will be able to accommodate for the camp and applicants will be provided with the further information by email.

Contact Us:

For any inquiries or further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to us :

Email: OTsupport@dcu.ie

Join us at the Autism Summer Programme and embark on a transitional journey of learning, growth, and empowerment from secondary education to higher education.




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