I'm a CS undergrad. As undergrads are prone to do, I worked an internship at a tech company last summer. They seemed to like me, so I got a return offer.
I'm back this summer, but the company's intern program has changed slightly, to include a final writeup of what I've done this summer (as well as a few other written projects). They tell me that these papers have a large effect on the final determination about whether I receive a return offer.
My problem is that I have dyslexia. I think most people have heard of dyslexia, but it's not a very commonly understood condition. Basically, I can't read or write well. I often have to read documentation very slowly, and have a hard time proof reading my own writing.
I'm afraid that if I don't tell my manager, my semi-regular spelling mistakes, tendency to miss parts of documentation, etc. will be held against me. None of this affects my performance, but instead creates the impression that I may have a poor attention to detail, or work ethic.
But I'm also concerned that if I tell my employer, it will reduce my chances of receiving a return offer.