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This page contains a selection of documents to help you to get started with Brain in Hand University Edition.

If you have any questions please email us or call 01392 247909 to speak to a member of the team.

You can also visit our feedback page at any time to tell us about your experiences of using Brain in Hand or of your Specialist AT Training.

 

New Students

If you are a new DSA Student who has been recommended Brain in Hand as part of your DSA Support Provision please read What Happens Now? and then click here to register with us.

 



Your Specialist Training

 

We will allocate you a Specialist Trainer to help you set up Brain in Hand and support you to develop your first strategies.

Once your Specialist Training session has been arranged, you will receive a link to activate your Brain in Hand account so you can get started together.

 

Before your Specialist Training it is a good idea to:

  • Download the Brain in Hand app – For a step-by-step guide to downloading the app and information about compatibility please click here
  • Download and print the Workbook – Start to think about your answers to the questions on pages 3-6.

 

During your Specialist Training session you will need:

  • Up to 2 hours to talk about what Brain in Hand can help you with and start to put strategies into your website
  • Somewhere quiet where you can use a laptop or pc with an internet connection.

We encourage you to invite your Specialist Mentor or another supporter (such as a family member) to your Specialist Training sessions, if appropriate.

If they want to know more they can view and share What is Brain in Hand? or download our NMH Supporter Guide.

 

You can rearrange or cancel your Specialist AT Training sessions direct with your Specialist Trainer, or you may email us.  Please give at least 24 hours notice to cancel or rearrange a Specialist Training session.

Our Specialist Training cancellation policy can be viewed here.

 

Your Brain in Hand

 

View What is Brain in Hand? for an overview of the University Edition.

 

 

Students with Brain in Hand University Edition will receive:

  • Licence and secure website storage
    (licence years run September 1st until August 31st)
  • Smartphone / tablet device app and synchronisation
  • Assistance with set-up and Specialist AT Training
  • Remote support* from a Brain in Hand Facilitator (in place for the first 120 days, extendable for the first academic year) or other supporter.

* This is a transition tool to help students make the best use of their technology.  It is not a crisis service and not a replacement for Specialist Mentor (non-medical helper) or University on-site support.

 

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 (see above).  Your Specialist Trainer will be able answer any questions you have about Brain in Hand.

 

 

About the Facilitation Service

Read the Brain in Hand NAS Facilitator Guidelines from the National Autistic Society to find out about this traffic light response service and about the team.

To find out more about your options for specifying other responders (linking the traffic lights on your app to someone else) please click here.

To notify us that you would like to change your Traffic Light Responder preferences please email us or call 01392 247909 to speak to a member of the team.

 

 

Questions about Brain in Hand

Please read our FAQs, if you have any questions that our materials have not answered.

If the FAQ’s still do not provide you with an answer to your question, please email us or call 01392 247909 to speak to a member of the team.

 

Please ensure that you have read our Guides, Policies, Terms & Conditions (below).

 

Student User Stories

 

Below are a selection of short videos to give you an idea about how other students are using their Brain in Hand.

Also visit our case studies page to view Brain in Hand user stories.

 

If you would like to share your experiences of using Brain in Hand please visit our feedback page, or email us or call 01392 247909 to speak to a member of the team.

 

Watch student Rosie King talk about her experiences with using Brain in Hand in her first few weeks at university:

 

Watch student Rosie King talk about her experiences with using Brain in Hand to prepare for university:

 

Watch a short video about the service from the National Autistic Society:

 

Watch a short video animation showing an overview of the Brain in Hand system:

 

Watch a short video from our users about how they have benefitted from Brain in Hand:

 

Workbook and tutorials

 

The University Edition Workbook has been designed to help guide you and your Brain in Hand Trainer through setting up your Brain in Hand together.

Click on the links below to download a copy of the full University Edition Workbook, or individual worksheets.

BiH University Edition Workbook

BiH University Worksheet 1

BiH University Worksheet 2

BiH University Worksheet 3

Uni Edition – Worksheet 3b

 

 

Tutorials

If  you need any additional support to use Brain in Hand please view our tutorials…

Tutorial 1: Creating your bank of activities, problems and solutions

This tutorial shows you how to add your problems and solutions to your bank of activities.

Tutorial 2: Creating your diary

This tutorial takes you through adding your activities to events, and putting these events into your diary.

Tutorial 3: Adding activities and problems to your unplanned page

This tutorial demonstrates how you can use your unplanned page for activities that you don’t want to put into your diary, or for problems that could happen at any time.

Tutorial 4: Using your timeline

This tutorial shows you how you can use your timeline to reflect on your day or week, and add comments to past activities or traffic lights. Your timeline helps you to think about your coping strategies and how you might want to update your Brain in Hand in the future.

Guides, Policies, Terms & Conditions

 

Read the full terms and conditions for using DSA-funded Brain in Hand University Edition (with NAS Facilitation Service): DSA University Edition Licence Terms and Conditions

If your licence is provided to you by your university, and not funded via DSA, please visit your university support site for your specific Terms and Conditions.

 

About the Facilitation Service

Read the Brain in Hand NAS Facilitator Guidelines from the National Autistic Society to find out about the traffic light response service and the team.

To find out more about your options for specifying other responders (linking the traffic lights on your app to someone else) please click here.

To notify us that you would like to change your Traffic Light Responder preferences please email us or call 01392 247909 to speak to a member of the team.

 

Cancelling or rearranging your Specialist Training

You can rearrange or cancel your Specialist AT Training sessions direct with your Specialist Trainer, or you may email us at DSA@braininhand.co.uk.

Please give at least 24 hours notice to cancel or rearrange a Specialist Training session.

Our cancellation policy can be viewed here.

 

Cancelling your Brain in Hand

To cancel your Brain in Hand University Edition licence or National Autistic Society Facilitation Service you must do so in writing.  Download a Cancellation Form and post it to us at the address below or email us at support@braininhand.co.uk from the email address specified on your account.

 

Making a complaint

If you would like to make a complaint about Brain in Hand or any of our associated services please first read our Complaints Procedure and then contact us.

 

Safeguarding policy

If Brain in Hand or a Brain in Hand Facilitator is concerned about your wellbeing or safety they can notify other services, as necessary, in line with their own Safeguarding policies.  Please click here to view our Safeguarding Policy.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read our FAQs, if you have any questions that our materials have not answered.

If the FAQ’s still do not provide you with an answer to your question, please email us or call 01392 247909 to speak to a member of the team.

 

 

To view a full list and download and of our policies, procedures, terms and conditions please click here.

  • 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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De Montfort University has been shortlisted for Outstanding Student Services Team in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards. The judges selected the university in recognition of its decision to implement Brain in Hand and the positive impact this has had.  The university chose to introduce Brain in Hand for autistic students, helping to read more

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To celebrate the conclusion of World Autism Awareness Week we are running our fourth Minecraft marathon on Monday 3rd April, from 10:00am until 10:00pm – and we’d like your help. Our goal is to play Minecraft for 12 hours and create a world featuring Brain in Hand offices, but bigger, brighter, with stained glass windows read more

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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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