October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
The theme this year is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.”
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the rights of workers with disabilities, including employees with intellectual disability and mental health disabilities.
Workers with disabilities have the right to request reasonable accommodations from their employer, such as: (i) breaking job tasks into steps to perform tasks; (ii) flexible hours; and (iii) being assigned a job coach to help the employee learn how to do the job.
The following website provides more examples of accommodations for workers with ID: https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/persons-intellectual-disabilities-workplace-and-ada
The following website provides more examples of accommodations for workers with mental health disabilities: https://choosework.ssa.gov/blog/how-the-americans-with-disabilities-act-ada-protects-people-with-mental-illness