Self disclosure is talking about disabilities that you have. If you advocate for yourself, you'll find the best way to discuss your disabilities when looking for a job or advocating for yourself.
I learned a lot in nine weeks of class. It was really good to take this class for me. One of my classmates is okay. Is that good? I have my meeting today about my next step. It should go well.
People don't know about disability disclosure. It makes searching for jobs more difficult than it should be. People with disabilities are treated like babies but they're actually real people that are adults. All people with disabilities should have an equal chance like everybody else. We all have problems. Maybe their problems don't show as much, but they're there. We deserve an equal shot.
I'm Learning A Ton!!
I am learning about Self-Advocacy and Disclosure. Self-Advocacy means to stand up for yourself and also
looking out for others. Disclosure means when, how, and what you will share about your disability. I’m also learning about composting in my garden to helps me match my skills and interests to a job. I have also been improving on my networking skills by practicing at a job fair. I am looking forward to volunteering at 96.1 KLPX and have emailed them for more information about working with them as a Volunteer!
I Learned About Disclosure!
Disclosure is knowing when to tell about your disability and how. I also learned about the pros and cons of disclosure. I have decided it is better to disclose before you get the job. For example, in a cover letter or on the phone, or even in the interview. Also, it best to be honest in the interview. Knowing your team is another big thing you need to know when getting a job. The job coach is there to help you while you are in an interview.
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.