Not available February 23? Don’t worry. Register now and we’ll send you the replay link to watch at your convenience.Do you question whether to disclose to your employer that you have ADHD, autism, a learning disorder, a chronic condition, or another so-called “invisible disability?” Do you worry that disclosing an impairment might affect your job security or make you feel disconnected from your colleagues?
When you’re interviewing for a job, do you know how best to gauge whether an organization will fit your needs?Many employees expend considerable emotional energy hiding their disabilities from colleagues and bosses in every interaction at work, in every meeting, and when toiling away side-by-side.
It’s exhausting and stressful. But the stigma around disabilities — the fear of discrimination and rejection, and the risk related to job security — prevents many employees from disclosing their condition and asking for supports and accommodations to succeed at work.Yet studies show that when employers intentionally create an atmosphere of acceptance and show a commitment to build inclusion — offering disability awareness training and creating employee resource groups as a safe place for people with disabilities, chronic conditions, or difficult life situations to meet and support one another — employees no longer feel threatened to reveal a disability.Read more on additudemag.com