These considerations will help you ensure your workplace is welcoming and respectful to people with cognitive, psychological, and learning disabilities. Includes tips for communication and optimizing the physical environment.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) classifies Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a disability and protects people with ASD from employment discrimination. In contrast, some people don’t consider ASD to be a disability, but rather a difference, or even an advantage.
Understand why it’s overly personal and inappropriate to ask someone about their medical conditions, including whether they have Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD. Medical and psychological conditions are deeply personal topics that many people don’t feel comfortable discussing.