27 Jul Wake Up Narcolepsy Launches Resources for Disclosing Diagnosis & Accessing Accommodations
One of the goals of the work Wake Up Narcolepsy does is to lessen the stress on people with Narcolepsy and caregivers of people with Narcolepsy by providing them guidance through disclosing their diagnosis, both in work and school settings, and understanding what reasonable accommodations look like.
Every person with Narcolepsy experiences the disorder differently and it is up to them whether or not they disclose to employers or others. These templates do not serve as endorsement from Wake Up Narcolepsy or medical advice in any capacity. They are purely meant to guide someone who is wondering how to disclose and request accommodations, or advocate for themselves as a person with Narcolepsy.
The new resources offered by Wake Up Narcolepsy include:
- Explains why accommodations can be beneficial
- Gives a brief background of what Narcolepsy is and how it can affect an individual
- A PDF template to assist in requesting accommodations
- A guide on advocating for yourself with your provider when discussing Narcolepsy
To see previous resources from Wake Up Narcolepsy regarding accommodations at school and work, visit this page.
Wake Up Narcolepsy uses its programs and events to educate and support those impacted by Narcolepsy.
The information and support provided does not represent therapeutic recommendation or prescription and is not meant to be a substitute for advice provided by a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.
You should always consult with a doctor or other health care professional for medical advice or information about diagnosis and treatment.