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ddnos posted:
I completely forgot about this fantastic resource that is for people with any kind of disability until I was linked back to it this evening doing some other research.

Here's a paragraph from them in answer to the question, "What is JAN?"

"The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace."

It's a must resource for anyone employed or who desires to be employed in the future. They are not a service that helps people find jobs, but they provide free consulting services that include one-on-one consulting about job accomodation ideas, requesting and negotiating accommodations and rights under the Americans with Disabilites Act (ADA) and related laws. If you have questions about "do I disclose or not?" you can call or email and if you need help with your specific situation.

I used the service about 4 years ago when I needed a specific accommodation on my job, but I couldn't figure out in my research if it was a "reasonable accommodation." So I consulted with them over the phone and the woman who helped me called me several times until we got the issue resolved.

Anyway, check out the site if you think it may be helpful for you or anyone you know!



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