3 Telling people at university about your autism

Everyone experiences their autism differently and at Durham University we make no assumptions about how your diagnosis impacts on you. You may find that your autism has little impact on day to day life other than putting into practice some learnt strategies to manage certain situations. For others, daily challenges may be experienced.

Whether you tell others about your autism is a personal decision. Telling people about your autism at university is also known as ‘disclosure’ or ‘declaring a disability’. More information about what this means and why it might be important to you is available in this article.

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