BY the members, FOR the members

ADSHE is the only professional body that specifically and exclusively addresses the Higher Education context. Membership open to Specialist 1:1 Tutors, Assessors, Assistive Technology Trainers, Needs Assessors, managers, co-ordinators of disability services, and other interested parties.

The following benefits are available to ADSHE members:

  • Low membership fees
  • Representation of the teaching and learning of neurodivergent students in HE at the highest level including DSSG, SASC, and the Department for Education
  • Free-to-attend Regional Group meetings, many of which offer regular opportunities to gain ADSHE Accredited CPD as part of the membership fee
  • Preferential member-only rates for public liability and professional indemnity insurance through Towergate Insurance
  • Reduced member rates at the ADSHE’s Conferences: North, Scotland, National and South, with opportunities for Professional Peer Supervision®, Assistive Technology surgeries and SASC-Authorised CPD for Specialist Assessors
  • Free discussion forums which are specifically HE-focused
  • Free member-only resources on our website, and information relating to dyslexia including ADSHE’s 7-Principles® , Good Practice Guidelines and Code of Ethics.
  • QA Portfolio registered and marked for our Professional QA Tutor members, with free listing on the ADSHE website for DSA-funded work
  • ADSHE Journal of Neurodiversity in Higher Education, which covers issues for specialist academic support and formal assessment
  • Being part of a recognised professional body, which meets the DfE mandatory auditing requirements

Please note: Professional Peer Supervision® and 7-Principles® are registered trademarks of ADSHE Ltd.

As a member, you are required to abide by ADSHE’s Code of Ethics

ADSHE Professional QA Tutor Membership Handbook (April 2020)

ADSHE Professional QA Tutor Membership means that you are professionally qualified and your practice is Quality Assured by ADSHE, the leading professional body for neurodivergent students in HE. Once registered, you will be assigned an ADSHE QA number unique to you, and your name will be recorded on ADSHE’s Professional QA Register.

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Membership types

Professional QA Tutor


Professional Assessor


Affiliate Member


Student Member


Retired Member


ADSHE Alumni


Honorary Life Member


Join ADSHE and make a difference – BY the members, FOR the members.