There is no easy answer but a number of resources address the issues involved:
'Choosing Your Path. Disclosure: It's A Personal Decision' has been developed for students and employees with disabilities and also for employers, educators and support services. The Resource provides information about:
- options and pathways a person with a disability has when deciding to disclose their disability
- the benefits and disadvantages of disclosing as well as some key considerations to achieving effective disclosure
- rights, roles and responsibilities of employers, educators and support services when a person discloses a disability in post secondary education and employment.
To Tell or Not to Tell is a resource which is intended to help students with disabilities (and others who interact with them) make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose a disability or medical condition in the education setting.