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post #21 of 100 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 09:33 PM
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I denied accommodations offered to me.
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post #22 of 100 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 10:34 AM
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I practically live there because the support specialist is my asl club's advisor and she's like a mom to me (plus this guy that works down the hall is gorgeous *drool*) but I never really thought that I could get any accommodation that could help me.
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This is very good advice. I've suffered from depression, SA and I suspect GAD, during all my time at university.

The disability service could have really helped me, for instance I'm too nervous to turn up to tutorials, where you have to work in groups. I skipped an entire module because it was group work based. And I'm generally always nervous or mortally worried about something.

I've got one year left on my degree now, and when the semester starts in September, I must talk to the disability office while its not too late.
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I didn't know SA could fall into that service - that's really good news to hear! My orientation is next month, so I'll make sure to ask someone about it! Thanks for the heads up!

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Yes, and I have thankfully received a few accommodations that will make university much easier for me to bear.

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Are you saying that your university will make accommodations for people with SAD? Do most universities? I've been limiting my options for graduate school to online programs only because of my SA. Will you still have to defend a dissertation/thesis? If so, did they make some sort of accommodation? Thanks so much and good luck, mate.

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Will you still have to defend a dissertation/thesis? If so, did they make some sort of accommodation?

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i will have to do a dissertation. im not sure of accommodations yet for the dissertation. it will be awhile before i get to that point in my grad school 'career'
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You are a brave person. Are you aware of any accommodations for people who cannot give oral presentations or take oral exams? How have you dealt with public speaking throughout your collegiate career?
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public speaking doesn't bother me much. my problem is more with interpersonal relationships. i'm not aware of accommodations for oral exams/presentations, but im sure they exist.
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post #30 of 100 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 09:52 AM
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Accommodations I received for presentations and oral exams included being allowed to present to the professors alone and a computer to type my answers during an oral exam in case my speech failed (and being allowed to specify beforehand a list of what I needed such as frequent breaks and unambiguous instructions).
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I honestly find it easier to work things out with my professors individually. Most are surprisingly accommodating and nice about it. If I encountered a professor who wasn't so accommodating and I couldn't drop their class, I'd probably register with disability services then.
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post #32 of 100 (permalink) Old 08-03-2012, 08:38 AM
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It sucks that social anxiety gets in the way of getting help, haha.
I'm definitely going to try and talk to my uni's counselilng options... not a disability service, but i've got two resits for exams that I failed in my first year due to the fact that I just couldn't manage going to lectures every day. I did get really high marks in all of my coursework (which I could do at home), but my exams definitely suffered. My second year's going to be harder and I can't face another year like this.
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I'm planning on contacting DSS when I get an official diagnosis..
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I didn't know they considered SA to be a disability. I kind of feel like they'd be condescending or say "suck it up"

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Wouldn't that stay in your record though?
I wouldn't want potential employers looking at my file stating that I suffer from SA. Definitely not. I am not disabled. We are not disabled. I'll get over this soon enough!

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I am but not for my Social Anxiety. Do you know if they will still help or offer accommodations even if I've never been officially diagnosed though? I want to go look into this now, thanks for the info.

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I applied to my school's disability services program, and they've offered me a few accommodations, but I'm studying to be a personal support worker (not my choice of study, but whatever), so they can't accommodate me for skill evaluations which is what I'm really struggling with

Other than that, I think the accommodations I have are pretty reasonable (I can videotape or tape record presentations, I can write tests in a separate room, etc.). I would encourage anyone who has these services available at school to take full advantage of them because it's really helped ease some of my anxieties.
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i think you have to be diagnosed with sa...which is a really big step for me if i ever get diagnosed.. i just don't really have the guts to speak to anyone about my problems etc. so i don't think i could have register because there's no proof i have sa

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I have: I got given a MacBook, a fund for non-core textbooks, (don't ask how the last two are relevant!) a mentor to speak with weekly, and all my tutors are aware of my issues. Amongst other things. It's certainly worth it.

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post #40 of 100 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 02:29 PM
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I wish I had gotten some proper help last semester. My grades did suffer thanks to my anxiety issues. =/

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