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Working with a Disability: An Insider’s View

Posted by on December 23, 2011 - 5 Comments

Our Office Assistant Apprentice Sarah Armour had the opportunity to share what it ‘s like to be in the workplace as a person with a disability as a guest blogger on ThinkBeyondTheLabel.com.

“When I graduated, I thought that because I was no longer using the school’s learning-disability services, it meant that I was no longer a person with a disability.  I thought that I could just go out into the work world like my peers without disabilities.  But simply leaving school doesn’t mean the challenge of having a disability goes away.”

Read Sarah’s full post here, or visit: http://www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com/Blog/post/Working-with-a-Disability-An-Insiders-View.aspx

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5 Comments

Jake says:
Dec 29, 2011

Great post!

Janesa says:
Jan 07, 2012

Your awnser was just what I needed. It’s made my day!

Gerri Campbell says:
Feb 07, 2012

That was a GREAT posting! I admire your writing and what you have accomplished in a short time (post college).

Brian Richtig says:
Apr 01, 2013

I have a question. I had a seizure at work and my doctor gave me a slip to return to work my employer said they wanted to wait for the next test and the diagnosis. i now have everything completed and now they said they filled my position and theres nothing open. Can they do ths and is this legal. They promised my position was mine and that they just wanted me to get all the tests done.

yongshuling says:
Apr 02, 2013

Hi Brian,

Thanks for reaching out to us and sharing your story. We highly recommend reaching out to the folks at Equip for Equality, who are very well-versed with ADA law, to help you with your question. Find them at: http://www.equipforequality.org/contactform.php

All the best.

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