What is Disclosure? Disclosure means informing someone or to make the information known, in this case to the employer or you college, about your disability, specific learning difficulty or mental health difficulty. But disclosing can just as easily apply to your friends and classmates.
If you do not know if disclosing your disability is something you want to do, try asking yourself a few questions to find out.
- Why do you want to disclosure your disability?
- What are you disclosing and why is it important to do so?
- Who will you be discloing to?
- When will you disclose?
- How are you going to disclose to them?
After answering these questions you may feel more ready to make a choice. The reasoning behind disclosure varies from person to person. Providing medical information or seeking assistance in college are only some possible reasons for disclosing.
Trinity College Dublin recommends disclosing at any level and any stage of your academic journey.