The National Network of
DSA Forum SE Educational Conference
The DSA Forum SE Educational Conference, hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University is taking place on Wednesday 11th September 2013.
The focus of the conference for 2013 will be the role and importance of specialist and mentoring support for students in higher education with:
- Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASCs)
- Mental Health and Wellbeing difficulties
- Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADHD)
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Conference summary and aims
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NNAC response to BIS Call for Evidence
NNAC endorse NADP's comprehensive paper and thank them for commissioning this important research. NNAC are pleased to add the network's support to this paper.
A key point in the discussion that concerns managers and DSA assessors is the potential for withdrawal of funding for a computer as part of a support package that may be recommended for a disabled student. Continue reading...
About the NNAC
We currently represent the majority (approximately 70%) of DSA Assessment Centres in England and all centres in Wales. Our membership consists of a broad range of DSA assessment providers including those based in higher education institutions, private businesses and the Open University DSA service.
Based on our collective knowledge, we have a comprehensive understanding of the DSA process. We use this experience to contribute to sector consultation regarding good practice in the assessment and support of people with disabilities and specific learning difficulties.
Membership is open to all centres providing Disabled Students' Allowances assessments that are accredited by DSA QAG and thus operate in compliance with the criteria in the Quality Assurance Framework.
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If you are interesting in applying, or discussing your application, please contact us.
We look forward to you joining us!
- Consultation with members regarding changes to and evolution of the DSA.
- Assessing the implications and impact of any change, both in relation to disabled students and member services.
- Communicating any change management issues appropriately.
- Working with stakeholder colleagues in the identification of standards in assessment.
- Ongoing representation on stakeholder groups (see below).
- Pilot of assessor Competency Framework.
- Partnership working with stakeholder groups including National Association of Disability Practitioners.
Representation on stakeholder groups
- Disabled Students' Allowance Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG)
- NHS Disabled Students' Allowance Stakeholder Interest Group (NHS DSA SIG)
- Disabled Students' Allowance Stakeholder Group (DSSG)
- DSSG Assistive Technology Group
- Continuing Improvement Discussion Group (CIDG)
Dates for your diary
- 4 November 2013
- 3 February 2014
- 12 May 2014
- Thursday 3 October 2013
- Thursday 21 November 2013
- Thursday 20 February 2014
- Thursday 22 May 2014
- Wednesday 18 June 2014
Annual General Meeting 2014
- Thursday 19 June 2014
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