28 Nov

If We Had Known…

Here at JAN, we’ve written a good bit about disclosure – what it means, and how, when, and why it should be done. You can find the information on our...

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30 Oct

Is It Too Early To Think About A Post-Inclusionary World?

Is it a little premature to think about a post-inclusionary world – a world that is both true to the theme of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)...

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29 Oct

How Can I Help?

In a new television show New Amsterdam, that airs on the NBC network, Dr. Max Goodwin is hired to be the medical director of a public hospital that has lost...

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09 Oct

A Research Window – Self-Employment for People with Disabilities

The number of peer-reviewed academic articles that are actually read by anyone other than reviewers, editors, and a small group of peers is often cited as being dismally low. This...

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20 Aug

Give Em’ a Break: Supporting Employees with Lactation-related Needs

Employers are called upon to provide workplace supports for employees for many reasons -- some personal, some medical. Modifications are made or flexibility is often allowed as a benefit of...

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06 Aug

Apps for Diabetes Management – Workplace Accommodation Strategies

Glucose monitoring is an important component of diabetes management, but what should employers do when the way an employee manages their condition is in conflict with a policy? Here is...

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22 May

A Farmer in Our Midst – An Interview with JAN’s Own Dr. Beth Loy

As the Lead Consultant on JAN’s self-employment team, I’m often fielding questions from individuals with disabilities interested in starting a business in agriculture. These types of businesses include a diverse...

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12 May

Accommodating Truck Drivers with Motor Impairments

The trucking industry can bring a unique set of challenges when it comes to accommodating employees with motor-related impairments. The limitations caused by these impairments can vary, but frequently reported...

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21 Mar

An Interview with Sandy Maynard- ADD/ADHD Coach and Owner of Catalytic Coaching

This past November, I had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Annual International Conference on ADHD, otherwise known as the CHADD Conference. A colleague and I headed down to Atlanta,...

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01 Mar

Magnifiers, Screen Readers, and Braille – Oh My!

February is Low Vision Awareness Month. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 253 million people are living with vision impairments with 36 million individuals who are blind...

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01 Mar

It’s Tax Time! Resources for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

“This is a question too difficult for a mathematician. It should be asked of a philosopher.” (His answer when asked about completing his income tax form).   ― Albert Einstein Tax time...

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01 Mar

Guest Blog: Innovative Approaches — An Interview with the Owners of Picasso Einstein

JAN is fortunate to be able to use the JAN Blog as a vehicle for interviewing an organization, employer, individual, or business about how their work contributes to the employability...

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16 Feb

Fighting the Flu at Work

The flu epidemic is sweeping the U.S. this winter season. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), influenza-like illness is reported as widespread across all ten regions of the...

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18 Jan

Hearing Aid Tips When Using Telephone Headsets

As the Lead Consultant on the JAN Sensory Team, I receive many questions about hearing aids and telephone headsets. One common issue with these type of questions is that there...

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