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Module 2 - The Challenges
Negotiating Accommodations

Whenever possible, come prepared to make suggestions on what accommodations could remove barriers in your work. This will help your manager or human resources representative have a better idea of what they will need to prepare for your return.

Here are things you should discuss with your team when looking at accommodation:

  • Your previous job description with highlighted tasks and activities that may need to be modified or eliminated altogether
  • New suggested hours. You may need to move from full time to part time, or reduce a part time schedule even more
  • Equipment modifications or new tools that may be required to assist you
  • If you are receiving pushback on some accommodations, try seeking help from an advocate or an accommodation expert. Most places that help with job searches often specialize in disability accommodations as well

Here, Randy will explain how his accommodation asks were received and how he had to stand firm when faced with ignorance from co-workers.

Returning to work can seem intimidating and stressful, but if you prepare well and resist the temptation to rush back into your full responsibilities, you can have a successful and positive experience.

In the next module, we will be discussing what to expect when you are back on the job.

Whenever possible, come prepared to make suggestions on what accommodations could remove barriers in your work. This will help your manager or human resources representative have a better idea of what they will need to prepare for your return.

Here are things you should discuss with your team when looking at accommodation:

  • Your previous job description with highlighted tasks and activities that may need to be modified or eliminated altogether
  • New suggested hours. You may need to move from full time to part time, or reduce a part time schedule even more
  • Equipment modifications or new tools that may be required to assist you
  • If you are receiving pushback on some accommodations, try seeking help from an advocate or an accommodation expert. Most places that help with job searches often specialize in disability accommodations as well

Here, Randy will explain how his accommodation asks were received and how he had to stand firm when faced with ignorance from co-workers.

Returning to work can seem intimidating and stressful, but if you prepare well and resist the temptation to rush back into your full responsibilities, you can have a successful and positive experience.

In the next module, we will be discussing what to expect when you are back on the job.

This learning tool was developed by MLPD in partnership with The Mid-Career Workers with Disabilities through Community-building, Education, and Career-Progression Resources (MCWD) Project. For more information about the project click here.
Project funded by the Government of Canada's Future Skills Centre - https://fsc-ccf.ca/
Government of Canada
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