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Research Seminar Series - Supporting Students with Autism

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START DATE 25 April 2018

Oasis Theatre, Block 16

END DATE 25 April 2018

We are pleased to invite you to Wednesday’s research seminar. It will be held on Wednesday 25th April, from 4pm, at Middlesex University Dubai in the Oasis Theatre, Block 16, Knowledge Park. The Research Seminar Series was launched in 2008, and has featured more than 220 presentations to date. The seminars provide a forum for researchers to share their work. Presenters include faculty from Middlesex University Dubai and other universities in the United Arab Emirates, as well as researchers from other global institutions. This week’s presentation is:

Supporting Students with Autism

Siobhan McNiff

Middlesex University Dubai


This seminar will help you understand what autism is and how it can affect life and study at university. It will consider barriers, challenges and positives; identify possible support requirements and help develop good practice. Support offered by CAS at MDX will be explained.


Siobhan is an expert study skills tutor with a clear understanding of college and university level writing skills and disability support. She is qualified to diagnose specific learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia for educational purposes, and is an enthusiastic staff trainer in areas of disability awareness, including legal compliance. She works to promote inclusion and her expertise and experience help negotiate and implement individual learning plans to enhance learning potential.   

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