NADP is the Professional Association for disability and inclusivity practitioners in further and higher education. NADP provides codes of practice, peer support, conferences and education events, and a legal helpline service. It has an active mailing list for members, and also free resources on its website, including the NADP Journal, an open access journal exploring disability issues in Higher Education.
Disability Matters is a free e-learning resource for the UK workforce. There is sometimes a focus on children and medical contexts, but the introductory guides are useful as a general introduction to understanding disability issues.
The Office for the Independent Adjudicator deals with formal student complaints which have not been resolved by University processes. It also provides useful resources for University staff, which includes: Good practice framework: supporting disabled students. This guide may be particularly beneficial for disability leads in colleges and departments.
Many organisations offer bespoke training on specific issues on request, which Disability Leads could use to deliver their goals for staff training. This may be worth considering for departments/colleges/divisions who have set a specific goal to develop an understanding of a particular area of disability support, or wish to offer staff more general disability awareness training: Advance HE (formally the Equality Challenge Unit) can deliver a half-day course on Disability Equality in Higher Education on a consultancy basis.
As well as providing courses that individual staff members can book (see the relevant sections below for details), the following organisations can also develop bespoke sessions for departments/colleges where a cohort of staff can be trained at the same time in more specific areas of disability support:
Neurodiversity at Work is a guide, commissioned by CIPD, intended for HR professionals and leaders across functions who want to learn more about neurodiversity, and how they can support neurodivergent people to be comfortable and successful at work.
Brainhe.com – archived materials about neurodiversity in Higher Education.
There is a useful article about spotting the signs of ADHD, which is often not diagnosed until adulthood, with the undiagnosed symptoms likely to have an increased impact when a student begins University.