Shaping Futures – Disabled Student Allowance Webinar
Shaping Futures are pleased to offer an afternoon webinar focused on Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). The webinar is open to students, adult learners, parents/carers, teachers, careers advisers, SENCOs or anyone else who might be applying for DSA, or supporting a learner to apply for DSA.
What is Disabled Students Allowance?
DSA provides support to cover the study related costs a student might have because of a mental health problem, long term illness, specific learning disability or any other disability. Any funding or support received through DSA does not need to be paid back.
Who can receive Disabled Students Allowance?
Students can apply for DSA if they have a disability that might affect their ability to study, such as a:
- Specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or ADHD
- Mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression
- Physical disability, such as needing to use crutches or a wheelchair
- Sensory disability, such as a visual or hearing impairment
- Long term health condition, such as chronic heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome or cancer
Many students may not typically consider themselves to have a disability, but may have a condition which entitles them to support under DSA.
During the webinar we’ll cover what Disabled Students Allowance is, what kind of support is available through DSA, the application process and any common queries or misconceptions. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, and request follow up support if this would be beneficial.
The webinar will take place on Thursday 19th May 2022, between 3.30pm and 4.30pm. You can sign up here: https://forms.gle/wTfjXWWzGMKP6XR9A