All Systems Go! Autism Tertiary Transition Programme

"All Systems Go!" Is a free programme designed to support Autistic students and their families through the transition between Secondary and Tertiary education.

Programme overview

"All Systems Go" is a free programme hosted by Inclusive Learning Advisers at the University of Auckland's Libraries and Learning Services who work alongside neurodiverse students to enhance their academic success.

It is suitable for students and their whānau who:

  • have a diagnosis of Autism
  • are in their final year of secondary school
  • are considering tertiary study at any university in 2024

The programme has four key components. Students and whanau are encouraged to engage with all aspects of the programme, but can choose to participate in the parts they feel are relevant to them.

Webinar 1: “Get Ready!”

Date: 26 June 2023, Time: 6pm- 7pm

This webinar introduces Autistic secondary school students and their whānau to the basics of university study and provides guidance about how to begin the transition to tertiary study. Students and whānau who attend this session will receive free access to ‘Get Ready! Autism Tertiary Transition’ resources.

Webinar 2: “Get Set!”

Date: 16 October 2023, Time: 6pm-7pm.

This webinar is designed to prepare Autistic secondary school students for their transition to university, by providing information about key aspects of university life and guidance about how to navigate these. Topics include social relationships, academic expectations, neurodiverse wellbeing, and preparing for the physical environment. Students and whānau who attend this session will receive free access to the ‘Get Set! Autism Tertiary Transition’ resources.

“Get Going!” Welcome day

Date: Feb 2024 (TBC) 

This one-day event is for Autistic students and their whānau who have enrolled to study at the University of Auckland. Students will be introduced to the University environment, locate support services and staff, speak with current Autistic University students, and learn key study skills. Students and whanau will also have the opportunity to connect with other students on the programme, and meet the Inclusive Learning Advisers in person.

Ongoing support

Students who participate in the programme and who have enrolled to study at the University of Auckland, will be offered the opportunity to schedule a free one-to-one meeting with a Learning Adviser to discuss their academic support needs for their first Semester of University.

If you are interested in participating in the “All Systems Go! Autism Tertiary Transition Programme”, please register for free below. 

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