[Adam Anicich] Hey guys, it's Adam.
One of the real benefits of going to the disability office or the student inclusion office
or the special accommodation office—whatever your school calls it—
to seek an accommodation for kind of a little bit of an obstacle that you may have,
maybe it's memory, maybe it's reading comprehension,
maybe it's something else like that, but one of the real benefits for me
is that it's very private.
We'll just call it the special accommodations office is very helpful.
So once you go in and submit your documentation that we talked about earlier,
the accommodations office is going to contact your professor
privately, directly so all of your information is definitely protected
in terms of privacy aspects but also so that there is not red marker in your file.
It doesn't go in your permanent record or anything like that.
It's just to let—through official channels—to let the professor know
that these are the accommodations that the school is going to provide to you.
Sometimes you may have the opportunity to even further discuss that
with your professor if you'd like, or if you'd like to remain completely anonymous
in that sense you're able to.
Definitely recommend going to the disability office or the special accommodation office
or the student inclusion office
without the fear of having them expose you to the whole school.
It's going to be a very private experience, and nobody but your professor and the office
is going to know. Thanks.
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Adam knows from experience that using any accommodations in college for brain injury or other injuries is always confidential, so veterans returning to college need not worry.