Many employers still hold the view that disability is a limitation that is ongoing and more-or-less permanent. This may not be the case for those living with episodic disabilities who experience periods of good health between periods of limitations or illness. In addition, these periods of wellness and disability are unpredictable. As a consequence, a person may need workplace accommodations from an inclusive and disability-confident employer.
Using the IDEAL Framework of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Leading to belonging, this training invites participants to develop a greater understanding of episodic disability through dialogue, reflection, and awareness building.
This 2-hour Zoom workshop is designed for the workplace to provide an overview of episodic disabilities, information that promotes inclusion, best practices for becoming disability-confident employers, and an opportunity to hear from someone with lived experience of working with an episodic disability. There is no cost for the training.
· About Episodic Disabilities and the impact these conditions may have on people’s lives
· Common workplace accommodation requests by people living with episodic disabilities
· How employers can be inclusive of employees with episodic disabilities
· Resources available to support your employees and become more disability-confident
Realize is a leader in education, research and advocacy and we examine and address the range of complex barriers to inclusion that are faced by people living with episodic disabilities. As the secretariat for the Episodic Disabilities Forum, we bring individuals together from multiple disability communities and organizations to work on these shared issues.
For more information, please reach out to Melissa Egan, National Lead Episodic Disabilities at firstname.lastname@example.org.