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How will a neurological sleep disorder affect my college experience?

I was diagnosed with narcolepsy during the summer of 2017. Prior to my diagnosis, I was constantly falling asleep during class and while doing homework and was unable to focus. Although I am on medication, I am not sure how the stress and fast pace college life will be affected by it.
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Stephanie’s Answer

Hi Brittney,

There are number of colleges which have disability resource centers. These centers are great for helping individuals with a variety of disabilities by providing them with information and support services, both on and off campus. I would suggest that wherever you are looking to go to college, you look into if the provide such services. If it wasn't for these resource centers, I am not sure I would have made it through college. Best of luck, you can do it!


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Sarah’s Answer

Most if not all colleges will have a student success office or some sort of disability services. You can work with the people who run those services as well as your professors to ensure you're reaching educational goals. If the professor knows that you have a neurological condition you can work with them to get extensions (if needed) or if you need a separate testing environment or more time to test or anything really. Just be sure to get in contact with disability services and or student success when you arrive at the school of your choosing and they will help you in any way they can!

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