UMass Chan AffiliationsImplementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC)
Document TypeTransitions ACR
Americans with Disabilities Act
Mental health conditions
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AbstractUnder the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities have a right to accommodations if their condition gets in the way of doing what’s called “the essential functions of a job.” Disabilities can include a mental health condition. If you have a disability, accommodations may help you perform the essential functions of the job. You still must do those basic tasks, but “how” you do them may be different with the help of an accommodation. This tip sheet explains what accommodations are, who they apply to and provides examples of workplace accommodations that could be helpful for young adults, and others, with serious mental health conditions.
SourceNicolellis, D. (2023). Accommodations at Work: What Do I Need to Know? Worcester, MA: UMass Chan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC), Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research.
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/52645
Funding and AcknowledgementsThe contents of this tip sheet were supported in part under grants with funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, (NIDILRR), United States Departments of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant number 90RTEM0005, The Learning and Working Transitions RRTC). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this tip sheet do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
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