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Thank you for choosing Brain in Hand.

 

You have been recommended Brain in Hand as part of your DSA Support Provision.  You may also have been recommended Specialist Training to help you to set up Brain in Hand and support you to develop your first strategies.

To activate your licence and schedule your specialist training we will need some information from you.
Please click here to complete our DSA Student Registration.

If you have any questions, you can ask them at the end of the form.

If you would prefer to register by phone, please contact us on
01392 247909 and we will be happy to help.

 

 

We will also need to see a copy of your Awarding Body Entitlement (DSA2) Letter to confirm this support (see below for full details).

Scan/photograph and send a copy of your DSA2 letter to us at: DSA@braininhand.co.uk

 

 

To find out more about the Brain in Hand University Edition package of support for DSA Students, visit our University Student Support page.

 



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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can I activate my Brain in Hand licence straight away?

Yes, but we must see a copy of your DSA2 letter (see below) before activating your licence.

If your licence is being supplied via a Specialist Equipment Provider we must also have received the order for your licence from them.

 

How do I activate my Brain in Hand licence?

We will email you a link to activate your Brain in Hand a few days before your Specialist Training session.

If you would like to activate your licence sooner, just let us know.

 

When will I receive my Specialist Training?

We must see a copy of your DSA2 letter (see below) before arranging your Specialist Training.

Your Specialist Trainer will then contact you to arrange your first session.

 

I don’t begin university until September 2017,
how soon can I get started?

We would be happy to supply your Brain in Hand licence and Specialist Training before the start of term.  However, please be aware that you may be liable for the cost if you do not subsequently begin a course.

We will contact you at the start of July 2017 to arrange your Specialist Training and then activate your Brain in Hand licence a few days before your session.

If you would like to arrange your Specialist Training or activate your licence sooner, just let us know.

 

What should I do now?

Please read What Happens Now? and then click here to register with us.

 

What is my DSA2 Letter?

If you are unsure what your Awarding Body DSA2 Entitlement Letter looks like, please click here to see some examples.

 

When you have submitted your DSA Student Registration we will remind you again to scan/photograph and send a copy of your DSA2 letter to us at: DSA@braininhand.co.uk

What sections of the letter do we need?

We will need to see a copy of the first three sections of your Awarding Body Entitlement (DSA2) Letter to confirm this support:

  • The first section, with your name, address and CRN number
    – to confirm your funding
  • The second section with your Specialist Equipment Allowance provision – to confirm your licence
  • The third section with your Non-Medical Helper Allowance provision – to confirm your specialist training.

 

When you have submitted your DSA Student Registration we will remind you again to scan/photograph and send a copy of your DSA2 letter to us at: DSA@braininhand.co.uk

 

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  • I wish that there had been something like this when I was a headteacher of a challenging school for those individuals who were either autistic or suffered from anxiety. It would have added another level of support.

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Our Users

  • Brain in Hand has helped me to solve all sorts of problems by myself, which has really built my confidence. For example, I have an issue with eye contact when I talk with friends. To solve this, I plan in advance what I can say to a person, which is something I put into my Brain in Hand.

    Brain in Hand user

    Read our case studies ›
  • I wish that there had been something like this when I was a headteacher of a challenging school for those individuals who were either autistic or suffered from anxiety. It would have added another level of support.

    Parent of a Brain in Hand user

    Read our case studies ›
  • “We can use Brain in Hand to help people to achieve those outcomes and use the data from the system to demonstrate this: You put the same things into Brain in Hand that are being measured by the council.”

    Brain in Hand user

    Read our case studies ›

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