Useful to Parent Centers, youth, families, and transition specialists when considering employment accommodations for a disability.

When a youth with disabilities is interested in employment, he or she needs to be aware of whether or not asking for a reasonable accommodation on the job is covered by the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA). A very good place to check is JAN, the Jobs Accommodation Network. It provides free, confidential technical assistance about job accommodations and ADA, and offers a great deal of information about both on its website.

This particular resource, A to Z of Disabilities and Accommodfations, is actually a landing page at JAN that branches into three separate lines of inquiry about accommodations:

  • by disability (e.g., ataxia, speech-language impairment);
  • by topic (overview information about topics related to accommodations, such as accessibility or job coaches); and
  • by limitation (when the name of the disability is not known, only the limitation is known, such as migraines or photosensitivity).

Pick a specific way to investigate accommodations, and you’ll find a wide variety of resources to help the individual in the workplace.

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