Ds2 has ASD and dyspraxia and is gifted at computing acc to his computer science teacher. He's coming to the end of Y10 so we have a little time before we need to make any decisions, but he takes a long time to get used to the idea of anything new so I think he'll need to start 'warming up' pretty soon.
He wouldn't be able to cope with anything like a residential course just yet but a day thing would be great
My friend's DS took a gap year so he could avoid any uncertainty over starting university. He applied post A levels so he knew exactly what grades he had, and accepted an unconditional offer before Christmas.
As soon as this was settled, the disability office had a meeting with him to discuss transition. They arranged several formal visits, including sitting in some of the first year lectures to really get a feel of what happened.
Ds had a mentor from a local uni who met with him and talked about what to expect. Also the uni he has firmed and his insurance choice were both really impressive in the support they appear to offer. He also did NCS during summer of Year 12 which did absolute wonders for his confidence.