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Leeds Beckett University launch autism pilot for students

A pilot scheme to improve services for students with autism has been launched by Leeds Beckett University. Leeds Beckett is the first university to work in partnership with the National Autistic Society to become a Centre of Excellence for assessing students with autism. The pilot scheme was launched on April 2, to coincide with World Autism Awareness Day. Speaking ahead of the launch, Kate Dean, disability assessment centre manager at Leeds Beckett, said: “We understand the importance of transition for all students coming to university, but particularly for students with autism. This pilot scheme will allow us to utilise the


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