I have a relative with autism, but it is very mild. He's gone to a pretty bad school who have known and never done anything to help, and been absolutely fine with it.
However, he has had a bad time with bullying for it and, now he's left school behind and moving on to university, he doesn't want anyone to know about it. Including the university.
I've never seen it written anywhere that you must disclose a disability, just that you're advised to, so I'm assuming that is accurate and he is able to keep it to himself?
Seeing as he doesn't want the university to do anything and doesn't mind not getting any sort of DSA support, is there any other reason why he should seriously consider disclosing it?
Not disclosing a disability Watch
- Thread Starter
- 22-12-2010 13:00
- 22-12-2010 16:18
No, as long as he doesn't them expect the world to move for him if it causes problems when he attends uni.
- 25-12-2010 19:30
If he doesn't need or want any social or academic support, then he doesn't have to disclose his disability - it's absolutely voluntary. And even if at first he decides not to disclose there's always the possibility of informing the university later on, right up until his last semester at that school. If at some point he decides to disclose then he can probably choose who may or may not be informed about his condition and to what extent.