11 Nov

Guest Blog – Website Addresses Addiction and Mental Health Impairments

Occasionally at JAN, we are contacted by a new organization or individual who wants to share with us their information and the work they do through a guest Blog. We...

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11 Nov

Disclosure Basics

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 26th anniversary this past July. This legislation is purposed to improve the lives of people with disabilities by protecting their rights to...

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19 Aug

What’s in a Routine?

With summer coming to a close and schools starting to resume, I become reminiscent of the time when my son was younger. I hear parents talking about being anxious for school to start so their kids will be back on a schedule and out of their hair.

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15 Jul

Common Questions about Providing Equipment as an Accommodation

As the Lead Consultant for the Motor Team, I am asked questions daily about the provision of equipment as an accommodation. Employers, individuals, and even rehabilitation professionals often ask if...

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29 Jun

Hobby Groups, Workplace Wellness, and Stress Reduction

Every Thursday afternoon, I grab my yarn and knitting needles and join some of my colleagues at JAN for our “Yarn Club.” A mix of knitters and crocheters gather together...

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17 Jun

Resources for Those Affected by Trauma Related Disability and LGBTQ Workplace Supports

Support from JAN In light of the tragedy that occurred at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando this week, I’d like to discuss how experiencing a traumatic event can lead to...

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31 May

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) — Only In the Winter? Not Always the Case

This past November, JAN posted a Blog discussing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is often characterized as “winter blues;” it is a type of depression that is associated with the...

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13 May

Avoiding “The Waiting Place” After Requesting Medical Information

In his beloved book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss writes about “The Waiting Place” — an imaginary (or perhaps not) place in life where everyone is waiting for...

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12 May

New Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act Announced at DMEC Employer Compliance Conference

The Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) recently held its annual FMLA/ADA Employer Compliance Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Being an ADA/FMLA geek, I always enjoy this event and believe it ranks...

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06 May

Accommodating Cooks with Low Vision

Cooking and eating together are powerful ways of building relationships and creating a sense of community at work. Whether you are seeking to include an employee in cooking activities, or...

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15 Apr

Tips for Starting a Food Related Small Business

Many JAN customers contact us with an interest in starting a food related business. Below is a sample of the type of food businesses we have been contacted about: Food...

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15 Apr

Fonts for Readers with Dyslexia

While some of you may be familiar with the two dyslexia fonts highlighted below, many may not be aware of the specifics of how they can assist as reading improvement...

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01 Apr

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Let’s Light It up Blue!!

According to Autism Speaks, people all over the globe will wear blue and light up their communities for World Autism Awareness Day tomorrow, April 2, 2016. Autism Speaks is the...

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07 Mar

Spring Cleaning Your Workplace

After the long, dark, and cold winter, we yearn for spring. We look forward to warmth, flowers, birdsong, and spending time outdoors. We also look forward to the opportunity to...

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04 Mar

Whether You Are a Night Owl or Morning Bird, Make Sure You Are Catching Your Zzzs

This year, The National Sleep Foundation will celebrate Sleep Awareness Week starting March 6th. The hope is to spread awareness of the importance of sleep to our health, safety, and...

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02 Mar

JAN Goes to the ATIA Conference

At the beginning of February, a few JAN consultants had the privilege to travel to sunny Orlando, Florida to attend the annual Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference. All week,...

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12 Jan

Disability Inclusion as a Function of Managing

If you take a management class or two, you get a lot of theory. You might read about the Hawthorne Effect, which tells us that employees work harder when they...

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04 Jan

As the Old Saying Goes…

Remember the old saying, “He knows just enough to be dangerous”? I find this saying popping into my head over and over when I talk with employers about reassignment as...

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