Accommodating disabilities in the workplace
In my son’s case, he has several diagnosed disabilities including: a grapho-motor disability, ADHD, and mild dyslexia.
These three combine to make it difficult for him to read and write.
I contacted Brett due to my son’s interest in being a paramedic in the public sector or the military equivalent of medical technician.
My son, next year, is entering in to his last year of high school making this a real issue.
I was recently touched by the comments made by a manager for a young man named Raghav Swaminathan.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) noted in 2011 that in an individualized assessment, almost all people with autism will determine there is a disability under the ADA (EEOC, 2011).
Disclosure of their child’s diagnosis is also a challenge many parents face.
They will need your support for accommodations and FMLA requests. Costs of autism spectrum disorders in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Autism affects nearly 1 in 68 school aged children in the US (CDC, 2016).
With this high prevalence of autism in our population, it is not unlikely that a manager will be faced with an applicant or employee with autism.