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My 19 year old son will be going to university in September to study maths and yesterday he had his DSA assessment. This support funding system has been severely attacked by the current government and so the result is that a student with cerebral palsy who cannot walk, has very poor hand control so cannot use a pen or standard computer equipment, cannot feed himself AND has no speech so uses hi tech and low tech AAC (communication aids) will get a few bits of software, a computer and a special joystick and one hour a week of mentoring. All the rest of his academic support (he will need a note taker, page turner, practical assistant to carry stuff for him and plug in his equipment etc etc) must be paid for by the university.
Hi, I'm currently on ESA (pre-assessment rate) and I'm starting a part time Open University course in October.
Seeking advise for a 19yrs full time university student who most recently lost his mother to cancer. 1).