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Disclosing a Disability/Requesting Accommodations

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This page contains resources for students, educators, and families on disclosing disabilities and requesting accommodations from an employer. If and when to disclose a disability are important, personal choices, sometimes involving complex factors, for which students should be adequately prepared. 

The 411 on Disability Disclosure:  A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities
http://www.ncwd-youth.info/411-on-disability-disclosure
Contains discussions and activities on advantages and disadvantages of disclosing; legal rights and responsibilities; accommodations; and disclosing in a postsecondary setting, on the job, and in social and community settings.

Cyber Disclosure for Youth with Disabilities
http://www.ncwd-youth.info/cyber-disclosure
This supplement to The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities provides suggestions for making informed decisions about disclosing disabilities on-line and for managing disclosure on-line.

The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Families, Educators, Youth Service Professionals, and Adult Allies Who Care About Youth with Disabilities
http://www.ncwd-youth.info/411-on-disability-disclosure-for-adults
This workbook from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth helps caring adults make informed decisions about 1) teaching a young person about his or her rights and responsibilities in disclosing a disability and 2) supporting a young person in becoming more independent and self-sufficient.

Youth, Disclosure, and the Workplace
http://www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/fact/ydw.htm 
Web page from the Office of Disability Employment Policy in the U.S. Department of Labor with information on why, when, how, what, and to whom to disclose a disability.

Job Accommodations Network
http://www.jan.wvu.edu/ 
Provides free consulting services and information for job seekers and employees on disability-related employment questions and rights, accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act, state and local resources, and more.

WorkSupport.com
http://www.worksupport.com 
Contains resources for youth, job seekers, parents, and professionals on disclosure, accommodations, self-determination, self-advocacy, and more.

Disclosing a Disability in a Job Interview 
http://www.pacer.org/tatra/resources/POD/disclosedisability.asp 
Article on when to disclose a disability, determining the essential functions of a job for accommodation purposes, and interview tips.

U.S. Department of Justice Home Page for the Americans with Disabilities Act
http://www.ada.gov/cguide.pdf
 
Contains legal information on disability rights law and employment as well as other technical assistance resources. 

A Guide to Disability Rights Laws
http://www.ada.gov/cguide.htm 
Provides "an overview of ten Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

Youth@Work 
http://youth.eeoc.gov/ 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) web stie promoting equal opportunity for youth by teaching real world rights and responsibilities in the work place.

The Summary of Performance
http://www.nsttac.org/indicator13/sop.aspx 
The Summary of Performance for students exiting high school contains specific information about a student (performance levels, essential accommodations, modifications, assistive technology, recommendations for enhancing employment and other post-high school environments, and disability documentation) that can be helpful if he or she has decided to disclose a disability and/or request accommodations.  

 

 

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