Deciding if, when, and how to share disability-related information with a prospective or current employer can be overwhelming. The decision-making process requires answering a number of personal questions that may be different with each employment experience. There is no single right or wrong approach to disclosing a disability. The disability disclosure decision-making process can ... Read more
Although we may be qualified to get the job done, we may need to request assistance by way of reasonable accommodations as stated under the Americans with Disabilities Act. You might wonder, “Are all employers required to make reasonable accommodations?”or “How do I make the request?”. The Job Accommodation Network has a great tool ... Read more
Interested in working for the Federal Government? Do you know about the non-competitive process for persons with disabilities? Schedule A plays a big part in that. You can apply using Schedule A if you are a person with an intellectual disability, a severe physical disability, or a psychiatric disability. In order to be selected ... Read more
A recent State of the Science conference in Washington, DC, highlighted new findings in the area of disability and employment. The event, presented by the Employer Practices Rehabilitation Research Training Center (EPRRTC), offered initial findings that could help inform the way employers approach employees with disabilities. The following research may have immediate applications: EMPLOYEE ... Read more
March 24, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will implement new 503 regulations for federal contractors. Contractors with more than 100 employees will be required to set an aspirational goal to achieve a workforce inclusive of 7 percent of individuals with disabilities in each job category while businesses with fewer than ... Read more
Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed by a seemingly endless to-do list both at work and at home? Perhaps you’re tackling these tasks with a physical or mental impairment? You’re not alone. Finding a balance between work and the rest of your life isn’t easy, and having a disability can make it even more ... Read more
For years, studies have shown that people who participate in college internships-where they have opportunities to be exposed to the professional workplace, enhance their networking skills, and build their résumés-become more viable candidates, increasing the likelihood they’ll get and keep a job. Surveys conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) have ... Read more
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free resources and information for Job Seekers with Disabilities who have questions about self-identifying, asking for reasonable accommodations and much more!