Disability Disclosure

  • The decision to disclose disability-related information by any student, is personal and confidential.
  • It is important not to ask students for their disability diagnosis.
  • If students wish to disclose, they will do so on their own.
  • A student should never be asked to discuss anything related to their academic accommodations in the presence of others, or in a classroom where other students can clearly overhear the conversation.
  • It is important that no reference be made to a student being registered with SAS in the presence of others or in a classroom where other students can clearly overhear the conversation.
  • Any and all discussions related to academic accommodations with any student, should always take place in your office during office hours, or by appointment where conversations can remain confidential.
  • Discussion with faculty colleagues regarding any student or a student’s accommodations should not be undertaken.
  • It is important, and perhaps necessary in some or most situations, to share student accommodation information with TAs. Particularly where a TA is leading a tutorial group or grading coursework, which may be associated with accommodations.
  • Any questions related to any student regarding academic accommodations or disability-related matters should always be directed to SAS.

Last Updated: November 5 2019