Virtual Learning: Navigating the Unique Abilities of Employees with Invisible and Co-existent Disab
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When: 10/28/2020
9:00-10:00 AM
Where: Virtual Learning Event
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Virtual Learning: Navigating the Unique Abilities of Employees  with Invisible and Co-existent Disabilities in the Workplace


Event Overview:
Disability makes up one of the largest minority groups in America because it cuts across the traditional diversity lines of gender, ethnicity, age and cultural identity. But too often People with Disabilities are left out of the conversation around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

We often think of someone with a disability as someone with a visible, physical disability. But over 71% of people with disabilities have a disability that isn’t visually identifiable.

This session explores the unique interaction around invisible and co-existent disabilities and the impacts they can have on the productivity of employees within your organization. It will also offer a deeper dive into the topic through the specific lens of an employee with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder).

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to describe the barriers employees with invisible disabilities encounter in the workplace and describe examples of reasonable accommodations.
Participants will be able express how to discuss low performance when an invisible disability is a factor.
Participants will be able to identify the criteria for confidentiality of medical information and compile a response for employees asking about a coworker’s reasonable accommodation.

This program has been submitted for SHRM and HRCI recertification credit hour.

Event Information:
October 28, 2020
Program 9:00-10:00 AM

Virtual Event- webinar link is provided in registration confirmation email

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $25

Speaker Information:
Julie Zeigler Wood is the Worksite Accessibility Specialist with the Division of Employer and Innovation Services at Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.  In this role, Julie provides consultations for Ohio employer partners with a shared goal to remove workplace barriers and increase access to work for people with disabilities. These consultations include providing general ideas for reasonable accommodations aimed at removing workplace barriers, identifying guidelines and resources to support accessible physical and digital environments, and sharing the guidance and best practices available to successfully navigate Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Prior to joining Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Julie practiced as an Occupational Therapist for 13-years, 9 of which were spent operating a private practice.  She provided a variety of work-related therapy services aimed at enabling people to obtain, return to and remain at work. In addition to being a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist with a master’s degree, Julie is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a National Board Certified Health and Wellness coach, and has earned an associate’s degree in business management and a bachelor’s degree in marketing. 

Erik “Doc” Anderson is an ADHD coach who is pioneering the use of narrative advocacy as a tool for individual and systems change. Erik is an ADHDer and also has Cerebral Palsy. He learned early how limiting stories can be damaging, both to ourselves and to others as even well-meaning people expressed what they thought he could or couldn’t do. He realized he could either listen to those stories and live in a very small world, or rewrite them and live in a much larger one.  As a result, he’s done things many other people only dream of.  Find out more about Doc's story and strength-based coaching approach at


Cleveland SHRM is committed to the full inclusion of all its members. As part of this commitment starting January 2017, CSHRM will make every attempt to ensure that all members with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate to the highest degree possible in all CSHRM activities. Accommodations will be provided to CSHRM members through collaborative efforts with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, local non-profits, and other community organizations to acquire accommodations that are being provided to CSHRM members.

To request an accommodation for a workshop or CSHRM activity, please contact the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator below.
Katti Sorboro
: Email:  Text: 330.990.3046