Learning about our legal rights as well as the accommodations and services that are most suited to our needs is important to remember when practicing self-advocacy.
Remember that when it relates to our disability, we have the right to privacy and confidentiality. Disclosing facts in a comfortable environment to people who need to know and can help us is a good start (e.g., Disability Services, professors). NOTE: this does not mean you need to disclose your disability but provide information about your functional limitations related to your disability.
Each time we require accommodations in the classroom or for tests, we should make a request to your instructor to access these accommodations. In the unlikely event that a professor refuses our request for accommodations, politely thank them and leave. We should contact the Accessible Learning department for help in resolving disability-related accommodation concerns.