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Delay in applying for DSA, will I get my equipment in time?

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    SFE were really picky with what evidence they would accept, and after 2.5 months of letters back and to, me sending evidence and it getting rejected. My Dr ended up phone directly after he got annoyed writing letters every couple of weeks. Anyway, I got my evidence for OCD, ADHD, Aspergers and Tourette's accepted eventually.

    The thing is, this all took 3 months, and my assessment is on 22nd August for DSA. It is likely I'll be recommended non-medical helpers, a computer and a dictaphone/recorder from conversations I've had with the assessor already.

    I was originally told I would get the equipment before I start university because:
    1. DSA only award Windows PCs, and I've only ever used Mac at home and school (I don't deal with change well, and then SENCo found when I was younger that the frequent updates to Windows UI was causing me lots of problems).
    2. I will probably need training from somebody on how to use the new computer and its software.

    This is why my application for DSA went in 3 months ago. Now, with all the delays, is it unlikely I will get the equipment in time? If not, I will probably withdraw from my place and try again next year. It would be sad to do so, but I will have a meltdown with all the changes at once and not knowing how to use my equipment for my lectures.

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    Unlikely. But if that's the case, you need to talk to the disability services you can assist you.
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