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How to get disability support and funding

Timescales for getting disability support

A step-by-step guide to applying for additional support and allowing enough time for arrangements to be put in place.

Telling the OU about your disability

It's your choice whether to let us know about a disability, health condition or mental health difficulty that may affect your studies.

Preparing to fill in the Disability Support Form

Guidance on filling in the Disability Support Form and discussing with an adviser about what will help you with your studies.

Change in needs after submitting your Disability Support Form

Information on what to do if you needs or circumstances change or you're experiencing other problems since you completed your Disability Support Form.

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA)

A guide to DSA eligibility, how to apply and who to contact.

Diagnostic assessments for specific learning difficulties

Information about diagnostic assessment for specific learning difficulties, what they include and what you can expect.

Find an assessor for specific learning difficulties

Details on how to find an assessor for specific learning difficulties.

Contacts for disability support

Contact information relating to disability support from the Open University and external sites.