Exploring options for graduate students looking to disclose disabilities: Editorial


Graduate students living with disabilities have a variety of options when considering if or when they want to disclose a disability to their program, write Karly Ball and Rachel Elizabeth Traxler. The authors surveyed a number of graduate students who recommended three potential options for disclosing a disability: (1) disclose on an as-needed basis after beginning the program; (2) disclose during the application process; or (3) disclose after gaining admission to a program but before accepting the offer. The authors discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each option, and note that the appropriateness of each option depends on factors such how likely the student is to be admitted to the program and the type of graduate program they are applying to.

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