We perform on-site assessments to learn which accommodation(s) will optimize the performance and comfort of employees with disabilities. Our expertise extends to all types of disabilities, conditions, roles and work environments.
Working together is important to us. Our collaborative approach promotes full participation from the employer, employee, and other relevant parties while protecting confidentiality and security of information for everyone involved.
Examples of functional limitations overcome through JAS® individualized workplace accommodation assessments:
A sensory disability refers to reduced function in one or more of the senses.
A mobility (or motor) disability refers to reduced or absence of function of a body part, usually a limb or limbs. For example, arthritis, musculoskeletal injuries, muscular dystrophy, amputation, paraplegia, and quadriplegia.
A neurological disability refers to a group of disorders that primarily relate to the central nervous system comprised of the brain and spinal cord. For example, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, acquired brain injury, and multiple sclerosis.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5), “…a mental disorder is a syndrome characterized by clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognition, emotion regulation, or behavior that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological, or developmental processes underlying mental functioning.” For example, anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The team learning disorder refers to a number of disorders which may affect the acquisition, retention, understanding, or use of verbal or nonverbal information” (Job Accommodation Network, 2013; source: www.askjan.org). For example, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia.
Although difficult to define, environmental sensitivities (sometimes referred to as ‘environmental illness’) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) generally refer to “an inability to tolerate an environmental chemical or class of foreign chemicals” (Job Accommodation Network, 2013; source: www.askjan.org). An individual may experience discomfort or illness from being exposed to substances in an everyday environment at levels that are tolerable for the majority. There are a wide range of symptoms including dizziness, difficulty breathing, skin irritation, trouble concentrating, and headaches. Examples of common triggers include scented products, detergents, paints, and smoke.
All other conditions/limitations that do not fit into the above categories. Examples of ‘other’ functional limitations that may require accommodations in the workplace are sleep disorders, cancers, HIV/AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, and persons of small or large stature.
For more information on workplace accommodation assessments contact JAS® Director Nayla Farah at email@example.com or 1-866-543-7400 extension 1.