Study Skills For Students With HFA/AS

The University of Melbourne and the Australian Catholic University have produced a very useful e-booklet called "Towards Success In Tertiary Study with Asperger's syndrome and other autistic spectrum disorders", which can be downloaded for free from

In some ways, having HFA/AS can be a academic advantage for a student, but it can also create problems. The important thing is to be aware of how you learn best, and not assume that what works for "neurotypical" students will necessarily be best for you.

Advice from Anna-Rose, a student with Asperger's:

"every silver lining has its cloud
every glass is half empty
every blade of grass is not greener on the other side
unless you want it to be otherwise
work hard
plan your time well
succeed and prove them all wrong
get the grades you aim for
go for distinctions (and get merits)
you succeed even when you perceive you fail
after all you are here aren't you?"

DISCLAIMER: All this is based on personal experience alone. What works or causes problems for one person may not do the same for another.

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