Working with disabled students
Transcription of reading materials
Partially-sighted students often require transcription of reading materials and/or alternative formats for written information.
Students with mental health issues
DASS can offer practical, ongoing support – including liaising with their schools to create an appropriate support package.
Each academic school and most central services have a disability co-ordinator who acts as a point of liaison between staff in their school or service and DASS.
Book an appointment or have a confidential chat with a Disability Adviser.
Students with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome
Each student will have individual support requirements, and you should feel free to discuss this with DASS.
Referring students to DASS
If a student informs you that they have a condition which is classed as a disability, e.g. depression, anxiety, or a long-term medical condition, you should always discuss referral to DASS.
The DASS has a full list of School Disability Coordinators, together with their contact details.
Disability Coordinators are located in each School and act as the link person between the DASS and Schools. If you receive a notification about a student in your School, and the student is taking modules in another School(s), you should forward the notification on to the DC(s) in the other School(s).