Episodic Disabilities, Workplace Accommodation and Return to Work: What Employers Need to Know
Many employers still hold the view that disability is a limitation that is ongoing and more or less permanent. This may not be the case for those who experience periods of good health between periods of limitations or illness. In addition, these periods of wellness and disability are unpredictable. As a consequence, a person may move in and out of the labour force in an unpredictable manner.
Realize is a leader in research and advocacy where we examine and address the range of complex barriers to inclusion that are faced by people living with episodic disabilities. As the secretariat for the Episodic Disabilities Forum, we bring individuals together from multiple disability communities and organizations to work on these shared issues.
You will learn:
- What are Episodic Disabilities and what impact do they have on people’s lives?
- How employers can accommodate employees with episodic disabilities
- Tools and resources available to support return-to-work