Disabled Students in Education (Cont) – What help can I get?
What kind of help can I get?
It is not your condition or impairment that determines what adjustments are made but how your impairment affects you in relation to your particular course of study.
An important aspect of making adjustments is deciding whether they are reasonable or not.
What might be viewed as reasonable can depend on factors such as how large the institution is, how common your impairment is or how long your course is.
Many institutions will draw up an ‘Individual Learning Plan’ or ‘Inclusive Learning Plan’ (ILP).
In order to write the ILP, an advisor will discuss the requirements of your course and how your impairment affects you. The advisor may be able to put some adjustments in place right away while others may require wider consultation and more detailed assessment.