The Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) is designed to meet additional study needs that affect students with a learning difficulty such as Dyslexia, a sensory or physical impairment, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, medical condition, medical health condition, disability or other evidenced need.
DSA funding can assist with the purchase of specialist equipment and assistive software, learning assistant support for readers, scribes, etc. and a basic allowance for consumable items such as printer paper and ink cartridges.
Before applying SAAS will require evidence of your need.
Evidence from an Educational Psychologist
If you have a report from an Educational Psychologist you should take this with you to your DSA appointment. If you do not have a report Inclusive Learning can refer you for an assessment. Depending on the age of your report you may have to be referred for an up to date assessment.
Evidence from a GP or Health Care Professional
This evidence should state your diagnosis. It should also outline any effect the impairment may have on your studies and your attendance at college i.e. ability to travel, concentration, memory, etc.
If you think you are eligible please speak to the Inclusive Learning Team at your campus or check the SAAS website for further details on DSA.