I was at a meeting where the discussion turned to whether or not people with AD/HD should disclose to people at work that they have AD/HD. I came away thinking that, well, it depends. Sorry, but this is an area that does not lend itself to easy answers.
Using the following will help you, as you consider your options. You do have a choice.
Deciding whether to disclose:
I may want to disclose because:
I hope that the outcome of disclosing is:
I will talk to people I trust and can discuss with me all of the potential implications of disclosing. These people are:
If I am still not clear on the implication and have more questions, I may talk to:
I have decided to disclose and this is the plan:
I will disclose to the following people:
I will disclose to them in the following format:
This is what I will say:
I know that life is full of uncertainty. If the outcome of my disclosure is not what I anticipated, Plan B and C are:
I will not disclose:
I have decided not to disclose because:
Instead, I will pursue the following alternative course of action in order to create a better work environment for myself:
Remember, there is no correct answer, only the best answer for you! Take your time to consider all of your options.
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