[Adam Anicich] Hey everybody it's Adam.
So today I want to talk to you about
the stigma associated with the "disability office."
And really it's—it's not even a stigma anymore.
There are so many people who use this for such a wide variety of reasons.
And some people—for example—may break their leg
and they may not be able to make it up the stairway to class
and so they want to seek an accommodation
to come a little bit late to class
because they have to take an elevator that's further away
or—you know—something like that.
For us who have survived a traumatic brain injury—
mild, moderate, anything like that—
and you are looking to go back to school,
it's definitely not a negative stigma to refer yourself to the disability office.
Sometimes they might call it the Special Accommodations Office
or the Student Inclusion Office—something like that.
So I encourage you to take a look and just go through that doorway—
just at least have a discussion with some people over there
because for me—I found that my life improved dramatically
once I went in there, but also the stigma
and any kind of misperceptions that you may have
were completely eliminated at that point.
So go in there, take a look around,
see if it's something that can help you,
and use it if it is. Thanks.
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If extra time on a test or memory aids can make life easier during college, why not use them? Adam talks about moving past the "stigma" of using disability services and getting the help you need to succeed in college.