What is a disability?
In general, this covers anyone with a mobility or sensory impairment, long term medical conditions including HIV and cancer, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Mental Health Conditions, eating disorders and Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia, where it has an impact on someone’s ability to study or on any other aspect of university life.
Not everyone with a long-term medical condition or disability will need or want support and individuals with the same disability may have different support needs.
- When they were diagnosed
- What support they have had around them
- Their different personal strengths
- Their ability to manage in different situations.
Registering for Disability Support
- If you have a specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia)
You will need to have a full diagnostic assessment carried out by an Educational Psychologist or PATOSS approved Specialist Teacher.
- For other impairments or health conditions
We would need a recent letter or report from a qualified health professional.
Important to know: For more information on the evidence you'll need to provide when registering for Disability Support and the support available, read our article(s) How do I register with Disability Support for the first time? & An overview of the provisions and support you can access for your disability at King's.