Disability Disclosure for Students in the Workplace

Tami Tidwell, DO-IT Staff

Developing a plan for if, when, and how to disclose your disability in the workplace is important as you prepare for internships and career jobs. To help participants form said plan, AccessSTEM CAREERS hosted its annual Disability Disclosure workshop on March 31st.

During this workshop, participants explored options for disclosure and heard from a panel of both local employees with disabilities and employers for their perspectives. Audience members shared their experiences and struggles and asked questions of the panel.

There is no singular right way to disclose your disability. It all comes down to personal preference. Every individual may go about it in a slightly different manner. The approach may change depending on the particular situation.

There was another disability disclosure event at Bellevue College on May 17th. For more information on these events or to learn how to host your own, contact Tami Tidwell at tamitha@uw.edu.