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I was always taught, the squeaky wheel got heard, and if somethings a problem. And you need it fixed. You gotta be the squeaky wheel, and you will get heard.

Asking for help does not mean that, you are incapable, or you are a weak person. It just means that you are self-aware.

You know yourself the best, so your ability to talk about a disability, if you have one, your needs, and all that is instrumental in your success in the classroom.

You have to ask for things that are needed. If you haven't and you don't have the gumption to ask, then the answer's always going to be, "No." Maybe you'll keep going forward and never really get what you need.

I am eligible; I am allowed to have these accommodations. It's a right of mine, and to get the best out of what I'm going to school for here at Temple, I need to speak up for myself and ask for what I need.

Don't let your disability stop your success at Temple.

If you received helped for a disability in previous education, have a documented disability that affects how you live and learn, or been diagnosed with a disability during college, see what Temple's Disability Resources and Services can offer you. Visit our website at: or stop by our campus office for more information. Temple students with a disability are recognized, achieving GPAs equal or better than the university average and competing as finalists in exclusive academic scholarships. At Temple University, we want to support you. All you have to do is ask.

For those students with disabilities, that feel embarrassed, I want to tell you straight off, don't feel embarrassed; don't feel any shame. If you're shameful, how can you be successful?

There are so many more students that are in their situation that are just not saying anything, but they're the ones that are courageous that they actually do say something.

The student graduates from the university and goes out into the job world, the student's going to be faced with many of the same situations.

I think the self-advocacy skills that I've been practicing have helped me become more confident in myself and more comfortable with myself and my disability.

I know my ability to walk up to a professor, introduce myself, tell them what I need and get what I need, has just boosted my confidence because I know that if I can handle that situation, there's not a lot of situations that I can't handle.

You build a relationship with them, he gets to know you, you get to know him on more than just the basis of, you're just another kid in the class, and more than often they are always willing to help you. They make things easier.