Thank you for contacting us. The decision to disclose a disability and request accommodations is one that you can opt to make at any time during your child’s participation in CTY programs/courses. However, any accommodations granted are NOT retroactive and only apply from the time of approval moving forward. 


There are many things you may want to consider in making the decision to request accommodations or not. First and foremost is whether the nature of the CTY program or course your child is taking will need to pull upon areas where they have an inherent weakness or disadvantage due to a disability. If so, it certainly makes sense to level the playing field for them.  


Understanding student expectations for summer or online programs courses may be helpful in determining whether your child may benefit from some accommodation. 


You are also welcome to discuss your child’s situation with CTY Disability Services at before deciding about whether to request accommodations.