Disclosing Learning Disabilities To Employers & Maximizing Job Success


Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Life Development Institute
18001 N. 79th Ave., Building E-71
Glendale, AZ 85308

If you are a young adult with disabilities or parent, or involved in the management, counseling and human resources fields, don’t miss your chance to attend this free workshop sponsored by Life Development Institute!

Identifying and accepting aspects of learning disabilities and conditions such as ADHD, Asperger’s or Autism can often cause employment-related problems or hindrances in job and career success. Helping oneself or a young adult identify and accept aspects of their disability causing them employment-related problems, finding the words to express their needs, and helping to put them at ease with disclosure are some of the most challenging issues faced by job developers and parents today.

A lack of understanding and overall discrimination associated with how society views individuals with disabilities, as well as the young adult’s lack of knowledge about their conditions places more fears and anxiety on them in making the critical decision to disclose or not disclose. The opportunity and ability to obtain reasonable accommodations or adjustments to do ones job however, requires that this level of personal disclosure be done.

Common sense strategies and specific examples of how to break through these self-imposed barriers will be the focus of this workshop.

Attendance is complimentary but capacity is limited, so register today!
Life Development Institute sponsors regular speaking events, workshops, and seminars featuring renowned experts in the field. Events are hosted at our campus in the Phoenix, AZ area. If you have any questions about this event, please call us at (623) 773-1545, and we would be pleased to provide you with more information.

Featured Speaker: Veronica Crawford, MA, President and HR – Generalist of Life Development Institute.
Veronica is the President and HR – Generalist of Life Development Institute. She holds a BA in Psychology, MA in Human Resources Development and is a Board Certified Senior Disability Analyst. For her thesis in graduate school, Veronica did her research study on Diversity in the Workplace including individuals with disabilities as a minority population. Her career includes both professional and the practitioners experience the adult domains of life, training/working one on one and in groups with LD, ADHD, High Functioning Autism, Aspergers, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Mood Disorders, Mild TBI, Personality Disorders and family dynamic issues. She was an adjunct college professor teaching life skills and career planning, worked for a Fortune 100 company as a Human Resources Training Manager and Recruiter ensuring compliance of ADA, training on employment laws, team and leadership roles, diversity in the workplace, and employee relations. Veronica is a member on the Education and Training Committee of Jobing.Com, SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management), NETPA (AZ Networking Employment and Training Professional Association), VSHRA (Valley of the Sun Human Resources Association), EMA (Employment Management Association), DLA (Diversity Leadership Alliance), LDA (Learning Disabilities Association America), ASA (Autism Society of America) and the ABDA (American Board Disability Analysts).

Her book “Embracing the Monster: Overcoming the Challenges of Hidden Disabilities,”which was released in 2002 by Brookes Publishing and is in it’s second printing. She has been featured in numerous publications including LDA News briefs, NCLD/Our World magazine, LDonLine/First Person and Smart Kids with LD. Veronica is a respected spokesperson on behalf of and for adults with LD, ADHD, and mental health issues across the nation and speaking at local and national conferences. She is a passionate and tireless spokeswoman working to enhance the recognition of adults with hidden disabilities as the most unrecognized and misunderstood minority in our society. Veronica works with LD staff to integrate our students into the community where others can see their talents and contributions not knowing they are any different from other millennium generation young adults! It is her great joy for others in the community to see how talented and amazingly involved LDI students are that they want in to what we have going on! Even more meaningful to her is that the students begin to see their own power develop as they start to present themselves as a representative minority for their up and coming generation.

Click here to register for this free event and reserve your seats today!