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ADD/ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a type of developmental disorder. See A list of common disabilities and disorders

Aspie – Someone with Asperger’s Disorder, an autistic spectrum disorder.

ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder A list of common disabilities and disorders

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CFS - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. See ME. See A list of common disabilities and disorders

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DDA - Disability Discrimination Act. See The Disability Discrimination Act - Its Place in Education

DLA – Disability Living Allowance. This is a benefit that some people with disabilities may qualify for.

DSA – Disabled Students Allowance. This is a (non-repayable) grant used to cover any extra costs you may encounter due to your disability. For more information see the guide. See Guide to the Disabled Students' Allowance

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HFA – High Functioning Autism. See A list of common disabilities and disorders

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Invisable Disability – See Unseen disability

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LEA – Local Education Authority. This is the part of your local council or local authority responsible for education in your area. They will arrage some of your student funding, including the Disabled Students Allowance. See Guide to the Disabled Students' Allowance

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ME - Myalgic encephalomyelitis. See CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). See A list of common disabilities and disorders

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Needs Assesment – When you apply for Disabiled Students Grant you’ll need a needs assesment. This is a one-to-one meeting with a specialist adiser. It’s during your needs assessment that your areas of support are identified. See Guide to the Disabled Students' Allowance

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PDD – Pervasive Developmental Disorder. A group of five disorders (including Autism and Asperger’s Disorder) characterizsd by delays in the development of multiple basic functions including social and communincation skills. See A list of common disabilities and disorders

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SPLD - Specific learning disability. This can include a variety of reading (eg. dyslexia), maths (eg. dyscalculia) and other coniditions including dyspraxia. See A list of common disabilities and disorders

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Unseen disability - A disability that is “hidden” and isn’t seen (eg. Some neurological conditions such as epilepsy, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Mental Health problems).

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