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Mental health

               Students with disabilities may be more prone to experience mental health issues. Among those are sleeping disorders, anxiety, depression, and increased risk of addiction. Indeed, not only does having a disability mean being confronted with greater challenges while studying, but it may also translate to difficult socialization and stigmatization. Some disabilities may prevent students from participating in events part of the university’s life and bonding with their peers in various contexts, leading to isolation and lack of social support. Impaired awareness of the topic enhances students’ feelings of loneliness and helplessness and can, in some cases, directly and negatively impact students’ journey to accommodations. Though psychological difficulties do not directly fall under the responsibility of AUC’s staff, tutors, and lecturers, awareness of the question is crucial as they may negatively impact students’ experiences during their studies and academic performances.

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