Great article on “Requesting Disability Accommodations” in school settings here. The author Julie, over at Counting My Spoons blog, reminds us that accommodations doesn’t just mean a stereotypical wheelchair; one of her accommodations is that she can wear sunglasses in class, another that she be able to type long exams instead of handwrite them. And remember this isn’t just for colleges – if you’re the parent of an ill child, don’t be afraid to insist (well, ask nicely first) on creative accommodations that would help even the playing field for your child.
Sometimes I meantally start a list of the accommodations my childhood self needed, but the minute I start thinking about it, I feel my pain getting worse from the stress of the memories. There’s no point in going there, none whatsoever. For my physical and mental health, I have to let go of that crap, live for now, and look forward to the future. Which, by the way, is way more fun.