Table of Contents

Forward 

Important Terms

Part I: Introduction

Where to Begin?

  • Know yourself
  • Understanding documentation

Self-advocacy

 

Part II: Accommodation, Disclosure, Legal Rights and Obligations

Accommodation in the workplace

  • Types of accommodations
  • Requesting an accommodation from an employer
  • What if an accommodation request is denied?

Disclosing a Disability to an Employer

  • Making the decision
  • Visible disabilities
  • Invisible disabilities
  • Final thoughts on disclosure

Section Worksheets and Scripts

 

Part III: The Job Search, Application, and Interview Process

What can I do with my degree?

  • Know the job

Job search

  • Identify the kind of work you can do
  • Look for suitable employers
  • Consider your needs when applying for positions

Application Process

  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Disclosure during the application process

The Job Interview

  • Employee rights
  • Disclosure during the interview process
  • Know the business case for hiring persons with disabilities

Section Worksheets and Scripts

 

Appendix A: Employment Support Providers and Programs for Persons with Disabilities

Appendix B: List of Common Accommodations

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Transition to Employment: A Guide for Supporting Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities by UPEI Career Services and UPEI Accessibility Services is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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