Disability Disclosure

The most asked question I encounter in the disability employment world is about disability disclosure. Whether it is a good idea to disclose a disability remains debatable. People typically ask, “How much disclosure is too much disclosure? When is the best time to tell them about my disability? Will my disability count against me in the hiring process?” These questions are coupled with a tremendous amount of anxiety.

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Accepted Changes

Soha MohammedI think it’s safe to say that everyone is secretly praying for 2020 to be over. As we approach the end of October, I’m still trying to make sense of it all – friends have been disconnected, some have lost their loved ones to COVID-19, and many have lost their jobs. Continue reading “Accepted Changes”

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2020

David SpearsU.S. Department of Labor News Release:
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that “Increasing Access and Opportunity” is the 2020 theme for October’s annual observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Continue reading “National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2020”

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

David SpearsIn March of each year, the State of Texas recognizes March as Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month. Governor Gregg Abbott has again issued a proclamation this month as an opportunity to raise awareness of the role we all have in working together to make Texas more inclusive and accessible. The following is a repost from The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Continue reading “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month”