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Disability Resource Centre

DRC
 

The Disability Resource Centre provides an Asperger Syndrome screening service to students at the University of Cambridge.

You may have been referred to us via your Director of Studies or College Tutor to be screened for Asperger Syndrome. Or you may have decided to self-refer.

How can I be screened?

Step 1 – Make an appointment to see an adviser.

In order to arrange this interview, please contact the DRC.

Step 2 -  Meet your Disability Adviser.

The initial meeting lasts up to two hours (in some cases longer). In it you will:

  • Discuss your  difficulties with the adviser
  • Answer a number of questions
  • Discuss the process of referral for a full diagnostic assessment, if the adviser recommends this
  • Discuss any support the adviser recommends implementing
  • Make a follow-up appointment, if your adviser recommends it

Step 3 – The process of referral for a full diagnostic assessment

If the screening appointment identifies characteristics associated with Asperger Syndrome, you may wish to have a full diagnostic assessment carried out. You will need a referral from your GP to Cambridge Lifespan Asperger Syndrome Service (CLASS) as CLASS provide the specialist diagnostic assessment service to adults in our area. Please note, the DRC are unable to refer students direct to CLASS - this must be via your GP.

For further information about CLASS and the process for referral, please follow the link: http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/services/class-clinic.htm