do you need to know about hidden disabilities?
|You can realise the potential of staff with hidden disabilities.
||Hidden disabilities explain skills and difficulties.
|Specific difficulties can be explained and resolved often
simply, cheaply and quickly.
||Understanding means you can start to find solutions.
|A different way of thinking adds value to an organisation.
||People can reach the same end by a different route – people
with hidden disabilities think differently.
|Employers often find it difficult to reconcile the negative
aspects of hidden disabilities with the positive side of
an employee’s performance.
||Promotion may be hampered by specific difficulty. The
realisation of different needs helps to open the closed
|Disability legislation helps give the employer an understanding
of disability and the context of legal obligations.
||Disability legislation gives the employee the reassurance
to make a disclosure about their hidden disabilities.
|Many students are coming through schools and universities
with identified but hidden disability. It is important
that an employer understands what this will mean to their
||Better understanding in the education sector means some
employees coming into the workplace will have better ownership
of their disabilities and be able to offer positive solutions
|Some employees don’t recognise the reason for specific
areas of their difficulty.
||Understanding skills and deficits means that an individual
will find it easier to take hold of their own destiny.
|Employers have a responsibility to their employees.
||Employees have a responsibility to their employers.
Understanding by all parties means
realistic goals may be created and achieved.