What is disclosure? What are accommodations? When do I need to disclose to an employer that I need an accommodation? Is it my responsibility to disclose and request an accommodation of my employer? How do I disclose and request an accommodation? Verbally? In writing? Who should I disclose to? How do I know if a company will respond positively to my disclosure? Read more to see the answers to these common questions.
Many people with disabilities are missing the opportunity of starting their own business, and they are seeking just regular employment, often with poor results. Self-employment is underutilized by people with disabilities, and there are a lot of resources and opportunities that people with disabilities can pursue…
Individuals with psychiatric disabilities remain unattached to the workforce in large numbers and are disproportionately represented on the Social Security Disability Beneficiary rolls. Employment rates among individuals with psychiatric conditions are meager and do not appear to be improving in comparison to the general population….
Cognitive functioning (or thinking skills) refers to mental abilities, such as paying attention, learning and remembering information, planning ahead, solving problems, and thinking speed. All of these skills are important for learning, working, having good relationships, and living independently…
The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation has long been an advocate of Peer-to- Peer Support. Steve Harrington, a peer, founder, and Executive Director of NAPS, the National Association of Peer Specialists, answered questions about his experience, peer-specialists, and peer-support.
The President’s New Freedom Commission
on Mental Health’s Final Report states,
“Systematic approaches to bring scientific
discovery to service providers, consumers,
and families must be emphasized more.”
In February 2000, the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University launched an innovative pilot program to assist people with psychiatric disabilities in their journey of recovery. This program…