Professionals and students I work with may ask:
Do I have a disability? or I didn’t know that <condition> was a disability?
A disability is a condition that impacts one or more major areas in life. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) describes “a mental or physical impairment that impacts one or more major life activities”.
A mental or physical impairment…
- Developmental (like cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit, and learning disorders)
- Health (like cancer, diabetes, migraines, and fibromyalgia)
- Hearing impairments
- Intellectual (traumatic brain injury)
- Low vision or blindness
- Psychological (like depression or anxiety)
that impacts one or more major life activities…
- Work and career
- Personal care
- Getting around
Some past conditions do not affect you today (in remission) but may affect you in the future.
Developmental conditions may get better you graduate. However, you may also remain impacted on the job.
Perhaps, reading the list, you discovered you have more than one condition.
You may suspect you have a disability but have not yet been diagnosed.
These conditions can make it hard to move ahead or even maintain your career. We can team up to develop a plan for you to meet your career goals at a pace that you can sustain.
If you would like to explore more how your disability impacts your workplace and career, schedule a session.