Expert Assessors for Hidden Disability Applications
Healthcare professionals as expert assessors
If you are applying under the 'non-visible (hidden) disability' criterion you can ask your healthcare professional to complete an HD form as evidence of how your disability affects you when walking.
Expert assessors and the conditions they are involved with
The table below shows examples of assessor's and conditions, it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of applicable conditions.
|Clinical psychologist||Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Asperger syndrome.|
|Educational psychologist||Child and adolescent mental health for children with special educational and additional complex needs, Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Asperger syndrome.|
|Gastroenterologist||Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel diseases|
|Neurologist||Paediatric neurodisability, Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning problems, behavioural and associated mental health, seizures, epilepsy, amnesia, neuropathic pain.|
|Occupational therapist||Wide range of conditions, most commonly difficulties due to mental health illness, physical or learning difficulties. Commonly facilitate independent mobility assessments on behalf of local authorities.|
|Physiotherapist||Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Huntington's disease, M.E. / CFS, major trauma. Transverse myelitis. Commonly facilitate independent mobility assessments on behalf of local authorities.|
|Psychiatrist||Older peoples’ mental health applied health research and policy. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other complex mental health disorders in children, young people, adults.|
|Rheumatologist||Paediatric rheumatology, pain management, lupus, general rheumatology, inflammatory arthritis.|
|Social worker||Wide range of conditions, most commonly difficulties due to mental health illness, physical or learning difficulties.|
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