May We Introduce You To: Just Ask JAN
by Lee Gehrls R&D Coordinator (Volunteer)
In November of 2021 I had the opportunity to participate in the Virtual ADHD International Conference and one of the most interesting workshops I attended was done by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) which is a service funded by a contract from the Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
JAN has been around for more than 35 years helping people across the United States and around the world. They are “the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues”.
I encourage you to read the ‘About JAN‘ section on their website so you get a good understanding of the agency and the information you can get on job accommodation solutions, employment rights under the ADA, and self-employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. They also assist family members and rehab, medical, educational, and other professionals to help people who have health conditions and disabilities.
This is not a website that you can review quickly. The website is packed with information for individuals as well as employers and HR departments and the information is also available in Spanish. Here is a brief overview of the additional information you will find on the website:
- Covid-19 information
- ADA Library links – covers the ADA of 2008
- A-Z Lists – covers 97 medical conditions, mental health, other disabilities
- Accommodation Search – SOAR (Searchable Online Accommodation Resource)
- Publications & Articles
I encourage you to spend some time learning about all of the FREE information and services this website has to offer.
Remember you have access to consultants and employment specialists who are well trained and experienced on disability employment issues. Anyone who has ADHD, their families, and any professionals who work with adults who have ADHD should be familiar with JAN.
You may want to consider adding JAN to your ADHD resources so if the need arises you know where to go for help.
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