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    Hi, this is my first post on here, I'm just after a tiny bit of advice on filling out this section of the form as my UCAS adviser didn't seem 100% sure on this section and neither did my form supervisor (also a UCAS adviser) as I have both Dyspraxia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It gives you the list of options to choose from but only allows you to choose one out of the 5 or 6 options it gives you, however 2 separate options apply to me "You have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D" and then the one about an anxiety disorder (the form's been sent off to my referee now but this has just managed to latch onto my mind so I'd like it cleared up). My UCAS adviser just said to put down the one which is most likely to have any effect on the course (Mechanical engineering) so I put down the dyspraxia option and then in the details section stated " I have both Dyspraxia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder." However I'm unsure on whether or not this is the correct way to put it down on the form and so essentially what I'm asking is, is this right?
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    I think that's fine..although I didn't have any needs to put in the box. As long as it says what you need it to say, and you're happy it covers your issues I think it should be fine.
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    I think that should be okay. When you apply for Student Finance, you will be required to specify in more detail for the DSA assessmentm and your Uni will probably ask when you confirm the place.
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    The uni will contact you for more information later anyway, so as long as you explain then it will be fine. The main thing is that you didn't lie and make up a disability!
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    Well, I've got the bit of paper saying I'm dyspraxic which satisfied the exam boards for GCSE and AS (they've changed the regulations now though which is causing slight issues) and I've been diagnosed with PTSD so it's not made up by any stretch of the imagination!
    Edit: Thanks for the advice!
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    (Original post by spen)
    It gives you the list of options to choose from but only allows you to choose one out of the 5 or 6 options it gives you, however 2 separate options apply to me "You have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D" and then the one about an anxiety disorder
    Actually, there is also the "two or more disabilities" option as well. Seems like you should have chosen that one and simply stated your two conditions in the comments section.
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    Completely missed that, I'll check on one of my mate's (unfinished) forms to see if there is that option and try and get it sorted before it's sent off, it's sat on the head of Careers' desk at the minute so he'll likely have picked it up when checking it over.
 
 
 
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