I’m looking for Advice and Suggestions from this wonderful, supportive, loving community.
So, I’m currently in college and STRUGGLING. I was just officially diagnosed with ADHD last year, so now I am registered with my school’s Disability Services office. They advised me to ask for accommodations, but they won’t give me any suggestions for possible options. Every person and situation is different, yes, but the problem is that I don’t know how to ask for help. It was a huge breakthrough for me to finally go to a doctor and seek help 2 years ago after struggling basically my entire life alone. I still have extreme difficulty talking about myself or my problems, and I have no idea what is considered “reasonable” to ask for. Maybe this wouldn’t be such a problem if I didn’t also have severe social anxiety. At my current stage, it’s impossible for me to bring up a possible idea because I have no frame of reference for what would be reasonable and the possibility of judgement and/or rejection (in my mind) is just way too great.
I would love to hear from others about their experiences in school and what accommodations they’ve had (whether they worked or not). Right now I have a peer notetaker. It has helped me very minimally to be honest, but knowing what accommodations have been approved for other ADHDers would help me so much!
Thank you for reading