Tool 11 - Our Employee Resources: Disability Information, Contacts, and Services
The Communication Tools to Support Disability Inclusion Toolkit includes 11 templates to help managers with disability inclusion:
What’s Tool 11 About?
This tool includes both external and internal resources. The external resources were selected for their relevance to employees with disabilities and for providing simple and clear messages. We have tried to emphasize messages that are encouraging to workers with disabilities and that balance employers’ needs with those of employees with disabilities.Tips for using the Tool 11 template:
- You may wish to change the order of the resources given, perhaps by starting with your own internal resources.
- You will need to fill in information about your own internal resources. There are three types of internal resources you might want to provide, as shown in the message template. The first deals with your own internal policy/process statements around disability. The second addresses any employee resource groups or networks available. The third deals more specifically with the designated contacts in your company for assisting with disability issues such as hiring and accommodation.
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Our Employee Resources: Disability Information, Contacts, and Services
Ten key resources about disability inclusiveness for our employees
(COMPANY NAME) employees can use these resources to further their understanding of disability inclusiveness in our workplace:
- ADA National Network provides free and confidential guidance around ADA issues.
- Job Accommodation Network offers employee's guidance and support on accommodation issues.
- American Association of People with Disabilities gives persons with disabilities a way to connect with the national disability community.
- Disability.gov offers a wide range of support for a range of disability issues, including caring for a family member with a disability.
- Talking About Your Disability At Work provides tips and guidance on talking about your disability in the workplace and how to ask for an accommodation.
- Veterans’ Job Mission: Tips for Veterans offers tips and resources for veterans in the workforce.
- Disability Etiquette: Tips on Interacting with People with Disabilities provides simple tips for interacting with people with disabilities.
- (Insert here—Your company’s own internal general resources for employees with disabilities, such as policy statements, posters, or departments)
- (Insert here—Your company’s own employee resource groups or other networks that might be of interest to employees with disabilities and/or veterans)
- (Insert here—Your company’s own contacts or designated services for employees around accommodations or other disability-related processes)
Want to learn more?For more about this topic, visit northeastada.org or call the Northeast ADA Center at 800-949-4232.
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