To Tell or Not To Tell

Are you disabled and unemployed?  Do you have the feeling that if you tell a potential employer about your disability you won’t be hired?  Great news!  Since the inception of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, there has been a lot of progress for the disabled.

            Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”), an employer may ask disability-related questions and require medical examinations on an applicant only after the applicant has been given a conditional job offer.  However, employers can ask if you can meet the job requirements before being hired.

            Another benefit that has occurred since the ADA inception is Jobs Accommodation Network (JAN). JAN is a free consulting service for employers, disabled employees and rehabilitation services. JAN provides free customized worksite accommodation solutions and technical assistance. It works in conjunction with the ADA and other disability-related laws and legislation.  It also provides job searching and links to employers who are committed to hiring people with disabilities.   

            Last but not least, Mays Mission has made progress helping the disabled.  From on-the-job training for the disabled to scholarships to help disabled adults get a college degree. Camperships are important as well because the children and adults with disabilities experience recreational opportunities while being around others with similar disabilities.  This is why your support is so important to Mays Mission for the Handicapped and we sincerely thank you for your involvement in keeping the dream of Ewing W. Mays for a Mission to assist the disabled thriving. He saw the ability in one’s disability. His dream has given Mays Mission employees a chance to live productive lives. 

            For more information on the Americans with Disability Act or on-the-job training for the disabled, contact us at 1-888-503-7955 or email us at info@maysmission.org.  For more information on JAN, go to the askjan.org website or call 1-800-526-7234 (1-877-781-9403 – TTY) – where you will get live professional assistance.

Please share your experiences in the comments section and thank you for supporting the disabled!

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