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.
• 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