connect ability: Discussing Your Disability With Others

Discussing Your Disability With Others

Should you talk about your disability during the job interview? That's a difficult question. If your disability is relevant to the job, then you'll probably want to discuss it with a potential employer. In some situations, it might be helpful to let an employer know about your disability. Here's a link to some guidelines to help you decide what's right for you:
Parenting Tip
One of the hardest things to decide is what to tell others about us. This can be especially true if someone has a disability, and even more so if the disability is not readily apparent. Are there situations where it can be helpful for your son or daughter to let someone know about their disability? And how much information should they share?  The 411 on Disability Disclosure workbook contains a variety of activities that can help your son or daughter think about what they want to share with others, in both work and social situations. Here's how you can help:
  • Look at the activities in this workbook with your son or daughter and help them choose a few activities.
  • It will be important to help them gather information and think through their answers.
  • You can also help your son or daughter role-play or practice how they will respond in different situations.
  • Share this resource with school personnel and see if it can be incorporated into any classroom activities.

Content Last Modified on 6/17/2013 1:32:32 PM