A client's son was recently diagnosed with dysgraphia. Her son's disability was not properly diagnosed until after the first three years of university. His dysgaphia is not the result of intellectual impairment.

She asked me for interviewing tips and I am not certain how to respond. How can or when can her son disclose to his employer he may need work place assistance? What can he say when asked why he has poor grades from university?

Is the following article of any help?

bug_girl's picture

I would start with the university's disability services unit--usually every large institution has one. They can speak specifically to what is/isn't allowed and suggested, including personal experience.  They also have all the latest tech that can be used as assistive devices. 

For the grades--if after his diagnosis, his grades improved, then he has a great story to tell.

If after his diagnosis, his grades stayed the same....that's a problem, and he'll have to work on explaining that.

One of the students I worked with was the valedictorian of her college--a math major--and had almost no vision. It can be done, with the right resources. 

Since he's already paid for those services with his tuition, he should use them! :)