Disclosure in Social and Community Setting…
Why, When, What,
to Whom, and How?
The purpose of Unit 8 is to explore the need and the circumstances that surround disclosing your disability to community members and friends in social situations. In addition, this unit clearly answers the following specific disclosure questions: why, when, what, to whom, and how to disclose in social settings. Terminology provided in this unit will help you better answer these questions. We strongly suggest that you read the discussion section focusing on “why to disclose.”
You might know some of these words already, or you might just have heard them in passing. First, define these words as you understand them. Then check your definitions against the glossary that is located in the back of this workbook. The following terms are used in Unit 8: