You may be unsure how to respond to the academic needs of students with disabilities.
Boundaries are a critical element in social engagement, but can be subtle and hard to distinguish, especially for students with social communication or mental health difficulties, those with Asperger's syndrome or autism.
Because of this academic staff can sometimes find themselves becoming inappropriately over-involved with the needs of individual students. This can lead to students having unrealistic expectations and becoming overly dependent.
You may need to think quite carefully about your role – about what you can provide and what is the proper responsibility of someone else.