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Disability Disclosure in the Workplace

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Review the Disability Disclosure in the Workplace Fact Sheet along with any other resources and complete the activity below.

Think about...

  • What are your strengths and abilities that could help you be successful at this job?
  • Do you understand your disability and what supports are helpful to you?
  • Do you have examples of accommodations you have used and know how they help you?
  • How can you make sure you fully understand and can meet the job requirements?
  • Do you feel like you would need to disclose your disability to be able to meet the job requirements?

Instructions

  • Select a game card
  • Locate the workplace category on the game card and roll the die
  • Match the number you roll to the workplace with the same number (Ex : You roll a 4, so use the workplace next to number 4)
  • Roll again to get a job requirement
  • Picture the employee on their first day of work. Would they need accommodations for this scenario? Do you think they would need to disclose their disability?
  • Next, create a game card using your preferences, interests needs, and strengths and play as if you are the employee

Review the Disability Disclosure in the Workplace fact sheet along with any other resources and complete the activity below.

Instructions

  • Set up an informational interview in person, on the phone, or on a video call with a business in your community
  • Download the Interview Recording Sheet
  • Ask the manager or another employee to explain the job requirements for one of the job titles an employee could have at the business
  • Answer the reflection questions as you think about if you would need or want to disclose your disability if you had the job title

Reflect

  • If you had this position, what strengths do you have that would help you to meet the job requirements?
  • Do you think you would need any supports or accommodations to be able to meet the job requirements?
  • Do you think you would need to disclose your disability if you were given this position? Why or why not?

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