Phase 2:
Creating Inclusive Classroom Instruction

Encourage Disability Disclosure

Did you know?

According to the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN), “individuals with disabilities have reported that they are more likely to self-identify if they see their employer making concerted efforts to recruit and hire individuals with disabilities.”

Thirty percent of the workforce has a disability and 62% of those individuals said their disabilities were invisible, meaning they would have to disclose the condition for other people to know they have a disability. Invisible disabilities include many things, from ADHD, to diabetes, to mental health conditions like depression.

Whether or not you have apprentices with disabilities in your program, you should create a safe environment that encourages disclosure so you are able to provide quality training to all your trainees. Review these resources for tips on how to encourage disclosure:

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