Anyone use a student disability center?

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   Posted 8/19/2010 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Short background:  I was diagnosed with fibro halfway through my MA degree.  I talked to my advisor and she helped me lighten my load some, so I could finish my thesis and graduate.  I was originally going to take more courses than necessary, but didn't. 
I am starting my PhD in September.  I have been working at the university for a little more than a year and just changed jobs to a graduate student researcher.  So, I am officially a grad student now, but not taking courses until September.  As a GSR, I work from home on Thursdays to lessen commute days and give myself at least one day where I can stop and lie down in the middle of the day. 
Today I am reading requirements and getting ready for the fall session.  Our handbook states that disabled students can utilize the student disability resource center.  I do not yet know where my classes are, but if they are far across campus, I might use it for permission to arrive late.  Maybe a notice to instructors is in order where they are aware that on foggy and/or painful days, I may participate less in class. 
Has anyone used student disability resources and what did you do and how did they help you?

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   Posted 8/19/2010 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   

I don't know anything about this, but it sounds logical to me.

...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

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   Posted 8/20/2010 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Sue, I dont know anything about this either sure hope there is someone here who can give you answers. I do want to congratulate you on how far you have come though.
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