What do we mean by Disability?

How do I know if I am eligible for support?

ALS can support disabled and dyslexic students who are studying:

  • Foundation studies
  • Full time and part time undergraduate studies
  • Full time and part time post graduate studies
  • Nursing studies
  • Distance learning studies

The definition of disability is broad; if you have a physical, mental or sensory impairment which you feel requires support to enable you to study at University, then you may be eligible for support.  The Disability Advisors at ALS will be pleased to discuss with you, your personal circumstances to help you decide if you should apply for support.

Some examples of disability are listed below:

  • Specific Learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or attention deficit disorder
  • Asperger/Autism
  • Mental health condition
  • Mobility issues
  • Long term medical conditions, e.g. chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, asthma, cancer, endometriosis, lupus
  • Deaf/hard of hearing
  • Blind/Visual impairment

Students will need to have medical proof or a diagnostic report to apply for support. The following types of evidence/report may be required.

  • Letter from your Doctor or specialist
  • Audiology report
  • Blind/visual impairment registration
  • Diagnostic report from an educational assessor or PATOSS registered Specialist Teachers report
  • Letter or report from Community Mental health team or Psychologist