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Advice on Disclosing a Disability

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Advice on Disclosing a DisabilityAHEAD

Disclosure means informing someone or to make the information known, in this case to the employer or your college, about your disability, specific learning difficulty or mental health difficulty.

Deciding to disclose is your choice and often the decision to disclose or not is made on the basis of;

  • weighing up the benefits of reasonable accommodation
  • workplace considerations and the environment
  • awareness against the cost of labelling
  • potential discrimination or differential treatment

It is important to remember, that if you do not disclose, then the employer or college is not legally obliged to provide you with any supports or reasonable accommodation. Read the Legal Entitlements section for more information on this along with examples of different kinds of reasonable accommodations.

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