Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sensory Integration - An essential disAbility Employment Accommodation

'Sensory Integration - An essential disAbility Employment Accommodation'

October is 

EnjoyHi5Autism comment on SPD Blogger Network - "Hi5!  Thanks SPD Blogger Network for highlighting National Sensory Awareness Month is important because people with disAbilities are disproportionately unemployed in America--- some due to lack of essential accommodations such as Sensory Integration.  National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) brings attention to the desire of jobseekers with disAbilities to become gainfully employed.  These jobseekers and Employees desire companies to recognize their assets: 'Profit by Investing in Workers with disAbilities'.  SPD Blogger Network offers vital information on Sensory Processing Disorder and the need for businesses to be mindful of providing accommodations in the form of Sensory Integration for Employees with disAbilities.  'EnjoyHi5Autism' will share about SPDBN, SPD and SI in our October series for National Sensory Awareness Month, as well as, National Disability Employment Awareness Month."

"...the SPD Blogger Network is taking the month of October to celebrate our senses and raise awareness of sensory processing disorder.
*Share our posts on What is SPDthe 8 senses, the red flags of SPD, and what to do if you have anewly diagnosed child."  

SPD Blogger Network   

EnjoyHi5Autism provided a Q & A submission in recognition of  both 'National Sensory Awareness Month' and 'National Disability Awareness Month' :
"October is both 'National Sensory Awareness Month' and 'National Disability Awareness Month'.  Many jobseekers with disAbilities are relunctant or incapable of working in non-sensory integrated workplaces.  Often, Employers desire to hire individuals with disAbilities, but are unsure of how to Accommodate their Sensory Processing Disorder condition. The Office of Disability Employment (Policy) of the U.S. Department of Labor provides information about workplace Accommodations for people with disabilities.  What 5 succinct suggestions can SPD Q & A provide as a workplace Sensory Diet for Employees with disAbilities?"

"Thanks for the Sensory Processing Disorder vital website and this Q & A interactive feature.  'EnjoyHi5Autism' will share this Question, and an Answer if provided during the month of October.  This SPD Question will be featured on October 2, 2011.  If an SPD Answer is provided, 'EnjoyHi5Autism' will post it at  We believe "Life on the Autism Spectrum can be Enjoyable.'  Thanks"  EH5A

If you are an Employee or and Employer with Questions about Accommodations in the workplace, refer to the  Office of Disability Employment Policyof the U.S. Department of Labor.

"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."

References & Resources

SPD - Q & A  - Your Sensory Processing Disorder Questions
Welcome to the SPD Q & A, where questions, comments, thoughts, ideas, and gems of wisdom can be submitted via the form below. This is an interactive process. 

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month


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