How to register with Disability Support
What will I need to provide when registering?
To ensure we provide the right support for you throughout your time at King’s, you’ll need to provide evidence of your disability, health condition or specific learning difficulty when registering for the service.
What evidence will I need to provide for my long-term, medical, or mental health conditions/ Specific Learning Disabilities?
Depending on your impairment, medical/mental health conditions or specific learning difficulty, you’ll either need to provide evidence in the form of a diagnostic assessment, a (dated and signed) letter, or report:
Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, or ADHD)
We will need a diagnostic assessment report that is in line with nationally recognised guidelines. You can find out more details on the SpLD assessment standards committee (SASC) webpages.
Important to know: If you do not have a diagnostic report, please get in touch with Disability Support for advice.
We accept medical evidence from a qualified medical professional, or we can accept evidence of a SpLD with indicators of ADHD in the context of a full diagnostic assessment, carried out either by a specialist teacher assessor or an Educational Psychologist.
Autistic Spectrum Conditions
A letter from your GP is sufficient, but if a full assessment report would be preferable.
Long term medical conditions including mental health conditions
- The diagnosis or nature of the impairment or medical condition
- When it was first diagnosed
- The likely duration
- An indication of how the condition may affect your studies and in examinations
- Any prescribed medication and the impact of any possible side effects
Important to know:
- All evidence provided to support your application, must be signed and dated by the author of the document.
- If you do not have written evidence of your disability, please get in touch with Disability Support.
For International Students
What happens after I’ve registered with Disability support?
After you’ve registered with Disability Support, they will get in touch with you to give you more information about disability support at King’s.