I am part of a small program where there are less than fifty students. I am the only one with academic accommodations, and due to the class size, I was worried at first how my classmates and friends would react when they noticed I wrote tests separately from them and received extended deadlines. The conversation wasn’t the disaster I thought it would be, though. Most of them asked a few questions about my disability and how my accommodations helped, but after that, they were understanding. The choice of whether or not to disclose to friends can be a tricky one, and it’s understandable not want to tell every person you meet or work on a project with. For long-term friends, however, it can be worth considering."
- Celeste Suart, University Student