Has anyone else been in this situation? My son has Crohn's disease, a chronic disease of the intestines and colon. It is very well managed and for the most part in remission. He does take meds every day but other than that you would never know he had this problem. From what I have heard from other parents of non USC students they contacted the office of disabilities to make them aware. in the event that the student had to miss class for any length of time they would not be penalized. My son orginally did not want me to contact the disability office, he doesn't want to draw attention to himself. But I am concerned that in the event he must miss some classes or assignments due to medical issues that he can't control, he could be penalized if the school wasn't made aware through the disabilities office. What do you think?