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Youth in Transition Toolkit:



Advocacy and supports

Disclosing a disability

Does the youth know the pros and cons of disclosing a disability in the workplace and understand how best to do so?

Disclosing a disability may be a consideration when starting a new job or transitioning from school, another job or unemployment. Deciding to make the disclosure can be overwhelming, especially for disabilities that aren't visible. Remind youth that disclosure is a personal decision.

  • Awareness: Learn when and how to disclose a disability and accommodation needs in work, school and community settings.
  • Exploration: Identify strengths, preferences, interests and needs related to disability disclosure.
  • Preparation: Practice skills related to disability disclosure at home, school and in the community.
  • Implementation: Successfully disclose a disability and any accommodation needs as independently as possible in work, school and community settings.

Instruction in self-advocacy

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LEARN: Develop your knowledge

Learn how to support youth in exploring disability disclosure.

Review top tips on disability disclosure from the Job Accommodation Network.

Resources DO

DO: Work with youth

Find resources to help youth explore disability disclosure.

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