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Confidentiality Guaranteed When Using Colleges' Disabilities Office

Confidentiality Guaranteed When Using Colleges' Disabilities Office

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[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.

 
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Hi, I’m Adam Anicich

I’m a former Army Sergeant, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee, a service-disabled vet, and someone with a brain injury. I’m here to share my story with you — along with some practical tips — and I hope that I can help you in your own journey of recovery.

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