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The government has taken steps to safeguard people with disabilities such as autism, by bringing in the Equality Act, placing a legal duty to make reasonable adjustments. Employers must ensure it doesn’t place a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage compared with people who are not disabled. Employers and those looking to start work across read more





To date, Brain in Hand has been recommended through DSA to help more than 1,000 students with a diagnosis of autism, attending more than 160 universities. We are delighted to say that Student Finance England has now approved Brain in Hand Assistive Technology for meeting the needs of any student who has an impairment to read more





We will process your request and respond to the email address you provided within 48 hours (2 working days).   Next Steps… When you receive confirmation that a student has been funded for Brain in Hand as part of their DSA Support Provision please: Let us know the student’s email address and/or mobile number and read more





“I feel a lot more settled knowing someone is always there to help.” Saajan is 19 years old, has autism and is studying physics at De Montfort University whilst living at home. That means a 5am start to travel to Leicester by train followed by a walk into campus which leaves him exhausted by midday read more





Brain in Hand University Edition can now be funded through Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) for eligible students. Eligible for DSA? If you are eligible for DSA, ask your Needs Assessor about recommending Brain in Hand for the duration of your studies. If you have a Needs Assessment booked but you are not sure if your read more





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DSA funding for Brain in Hand University Edition is drawn down through two channels. You will need to include a quote for the first year’s licence (see below) and also specify the Specialist AT Training hours that the student will require.   Specialist AT Training is supplied by Brain in Hand direct, and should be included within the Non-Medical Helper’s Allowance, separate to any other AT Training.  A read more





We are delighted to announce that Brain in Hand has passed approval for funding to individuals in higher education through Disabled Students’ Allowances, helping students to be more confident and independent at university.  It can help overcome barriers to learning, and offer support where and when it is most needed, in order to give the read more



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