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"Hidden Disabilities" Impact the Workplace, Classrooms

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"Hidden Disabilities" Impact the Workplace, Classrooms

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Category: Professional Development

Published: Oct 12 2010 12:32AM

Please join "In Their Own Voices: Hidden Disabilities" panel on Friday, October 15, 9:00-11:00 AM, in the West Gude Training Facility, Room 115-A&B. PDS registration is easy: https://appserv.montgomerycollege.edu/signup/user/index.cfm
Hidden disabilities include medical conditions (ex. diabetes, epilepsy, heart conditions, migraines, sleep disorders); psychological disabilities (ex. depression, bipolar, PTSD, phobias); cognitive/learning disorders (ex. dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, TBI)); developmental disorders (ex. autistic spectrum).

As consultant Jan Johnston-Tyler observes, "Hidden disabilities have a direct impact on employee retention, morale and productivity." However, managers and co-workers often don't recognize the issues. Employees themselves can fear being forthright or desire privacy. Broad education across the organization removes the stigma, so that individuals will access the services available to them and negotiate accommodation, as appropriate. Presenters will provide an overview of the ADA protections for "hidden disabilities" as well as everyday workplace examples.

Employees who attend "In Their Own Voices" classes practice intercultural competence through listening to presentations and stories and responding with respectful inquiry. The life-experiences shared in class shine a light on upbringing and family, work and study issues, values and turning points. Instead of differences that divide, people can gain understanding and find the heart of unity at Montgomery College.

For more information, contact Laura White, Multicultural Training Specialist, OHR-CPOD, x74297.

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