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Tips for disclosing a disability to your employer

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A conversation with an employer about your disability involves several decisions:

Should you disclose your disability? if so, when? And what should you say?

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5 ways to make your workplace inclusive for people with invisible disabilities

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An increasing number of people live with disabilities that other people can’t tell they have just by looking at them.

Here are five things you can do for people with invisible disabilities in the workplace—whether you’re a boss or a co-worker

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Job accommodations bring jobs within reach

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A disability can make some jobs unattainable—or unsustainable. But job accommodations can bring many jobs within reach.

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Find the certifications employers value the most

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Ready to boost your career?

Earning a certification is a great place to start.

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Networking? Start using social media!

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Even though networking is a very effective job search method, it can be daunting to pick up the phone or walk into a room and start talking.

Online networking offers another way to reach a large group of people who can power up your job search.

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What’s next? Planning beyond high school for youth with disabilities

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Youth across the country developed a guide for youth with disabilities to explore their options after high school.

Learn more about Hitting The Open Road After High School: How to Choose Your Own Adventure to Success!

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Hiring employees with autism

Autism

Unemployment and underemployment are high among adults with Austism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). If you are one of the employers missing out on the talents of this group, consider how your organization could benefit from their unique way of seeing the world.

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25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed July 26, 1990, has improved the quality of life and opportunities for a wide swath of the American public. Whether you have a disability or know someone who does, there’s a good chance you may benefit from the ADA.

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Discover your local job search jewel

American Job Center

For a job seeker looking for leads and resources, American Job Centers (AJCs) are a treasure trove of help.

Find out what invaluable assistance these federally funded employment centers offer – that leaves users calling them their local gem.

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Three great reasons to hire people with disabilities

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Did you know October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month?

The month is almost over, but it’s never too late to embrace the theme: “Expect. Employ. Empower.”

If you’re a business owner or hiring manager you have the opportunity to spread disability employment awareness all year.

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