Your self-directed employment assistant
Cindy Tarshish is the Program Manager of ADA Minnesota. She explores requesting an accommodation in the employment process.
This is such a great resource! Very informative and easy to understand. The ADA can be intimidating to unpack, so I appreciated the way this highlighted main points and gave real life examples of it in practice. Thanks for sharing, I will definitely be keeping this video bookmarked!
Asking for accommodations is difficult for many people with disabilities. Having a disability that is overtly apparent to anyone I meet, this situation is unavoidable and likely less complicated in some ways than it is for others, but I am still often in situations where I need to speak up about my needs. This will undoubtedly be something I will need to do in the near future, as I am currently in the middle of a job search. However, throughout my academic career, requesting academic accommodations became a routine occurrence. Not unlike many of my fellow disabled peers, I was at first self-conscious about asking my professors for additional accommodations that were not afforded to many of my classmates. My apprehensions did not negate my need for these services though. I later found that the best course of action was to approach the professor on the first day of class and make my needs known up front. Not once did I have trouble with a professor not wanting to honor my request. This is the approach I will be taking to my employment search.
Cindy is a great resource for accommodation questions. You can call her at (651) 603-2015 (Voice) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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