Over 120 support staff across the UK
Average student confidence increases from 3/10 to 8/10
85% of our team self-identify as disabled or neurodiverse
3062 students supported in the 2019/20 academic year
16 872 support sessions delivered in the 2019/20 academic year
Whether you’re a student keen to know more about the Disabled Students’ Allowance or a Higher Education Provider (HEP) interested in creating a more inclusive learning environment, we’re here to help!
Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
As a disabled-led team, we are able to truly focus on every student’s unique learning style and needs, integrating strategies and training to best suit the individual.
From comprehensive assistive technology training to embedding diversity and inclusion practices, we offer a wide range of workshops tailored to staff and students in Higher Education.
We are working with Higher Education Providers (HEPs) across the UK to help them create more inclusive campuses. This means no one, even those without a formal diagnosis or international students, get left behind.
Support in Further Education (FE)
We provide support for students in further education embarking on level 3 qualifications (AS-Levels, A-Levels, access to higher education diploma and advanced apprenticeship etc).
"A particular strength of D&A’s support provision is the embedded end-user led design and delivery of training by those who have lived experience of disability and of accessing support as a student themselves, which can be of great reassurance and support to students when accessing the AT training."
- Helen Young, University of Oxford
"D&A has always had a good reputation and we have worked with them over many years. They do things differently. They are more personable and creative than other organisations and they have a thorough understanding of neurodiversity... We have always received quality support, that is reliable..."
- Jonathan Thompson, London South Bank University
"D&A is that rare breed of a company that is passionate about the students and the sector that they operate in, they are a company with a heart. Not only this but they are clearly trailblazing in terms of knowledge, ideas and developments coupled with professionalism, speed and efficiency."
- Sarah Richardson, London Metropolitan University
“The strategies I’ve learnt during my sessions are life time skills. It makes me feel in charge of my life, and makes the tasks I have to complete feel achievable. From the first moment I got in touch with your organisation, I truly felt you wanted me to be successful. Having such a great team alongside me, I really look forward to the bright future.”
Magdalena, Study Skills and Mentoring Student, Anglia Ruskin University