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Becoming a Self-advocate

Learning Plan 10: Planning to Disclose Your Disability

Overview: Create a Plan for Disclosure
To develop a plan for disclosure, individuals with disabilities need to know if it is appropriate to
disclose, when the appropriate time to disclose is, and how to disclose. Learning Plan 10 will
provide strategies to determine if to disclose, when to disclose and how to disclose.

Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts in all Subjects 6-12 and
Wisconsin Essential Elements
Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

L.9-10.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of EE.L.9-10.4 Demonstrate knowledge of word

unknown and multiple-meaning words and meanings.
phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and
content, choosing flexibly from a range of Benchmarks
a. Use context to determine the meaning of
b. Identify and use root words and the words that
result when affixes are added or removed.
c. Consult reference materials (dictionaries, online
vocabulary supports) to clarify the meaning of
unfamiliar words encountered when reading.
d. Not applicable (See EE.L.9- 10.4.c. above.)

Writing: Production and Distribution of Writing

W.9-10.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in EE.W.9-10.4 Produce writing that is appropriate
which the development, organization, and style for the task, purpose, and audience.
are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
(Grade specific expectations for writing types are
defined in standards 1–3 above.)

Writing: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

W.9-10.8 Gather relevant information from multiple EE.W.9-10.8 Write answers to research questions
authoritative print and digital sources, using by selecting relevant information from multiple
advanced searches effectively; assess the resources.
usefulness of each source in answering the
research question; integrate information into the
text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas,
avoiding plagiarism and following a standard
format for citation.

Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

SL.9-10.4 Present information, findings, and EE.SL.9-10.4 Present an argument on a topic with
supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically organized claims, reasons, and evidence.
logically such that listeners can follow the line of
reasoning and the organization, development,
substance, and style are appropriate to purpose,
audience, and task.

Learning Objectives
This learning plan addresses the following learning objectives to help you master the competency:
a. Define disclosure terms and utilize in self-advocacy applications.
b. Research the-- if, when, and how of disclosure.
c. Create plan for disclosure.
d. Apply self-advocacy principles related to disclosure

Learning Activities
Lesson Plan Template

Before beginning this Learning Plan refer to The “411” on Disability and Disclosure for
background information and resources.

_____0. Assignment 10.0: Vocabulary -- Disclosure

_____1. Assignment 10.1: Disclosure Worksheet

Read the following outline and use it to complete a Disclosure Problem Solving
Worksheet. More information is in The 411 on Disability Disclosure-A Workbook for
Youth with Disabilities  

_____2. Assignment 10.2: Disclosure Problem Solving Worksheet

Complete one of the Problem Solving Worksheets to determine if you should disclose
at A: Postsecondary Institution, or B: A job opening you would like to apply for in your
career choice area.

_____3. Assignment 10.3: Plan for Disclosure

Develop a plan for disclosing your disability by creating a written document that you
can give to an instructor or a prospective employer explaining your disability and
emphasizing your abilities.

_____4. Assignment 10.4: Application of Self-Advocacy Principles

Prepare and give a presentation on the self-advocacy principles related to disclosure.