When you read the title of this blog post, what was your first thought? I’m willing to guess you either thought I use a wheelchair or have some form of autism. The answer is… It’s neither.
So what’s my disability? I am red-green colour deficient.
What does that mean? It means that I have trouble discerning red and green hues. Not colour-blind, I just mix up my blues, purples, greens and browns.
I know, with an opening line like the one I led with you were expecting some severe limitations that I have triumphantly overcome like one of those stories the internet loves so much. But that’s not the purpose of this. The purpose of this is to recognize that yourself or many people that you know face some form of barrier.
When it comes to working with, advocating for or learning about disabilities there is both too much and too little information. For all the information that is available at your fingertips, the mass amounts of websites can be overwhelming. What is even harder than diving into site after site? The answer is figuring out who to connect to and who will have the right information for your needs. For this reason, PATH has put together the best sites to follow about disability.
Top Picks for Working with a Disability:
PATH Employment Services – www.pathemployment.com
First and foremost, PATH is a specialized employment service that focuses on helping people who face barriers find and keep jobs. What this means for you is that if you are looking for work, trained employment coordinators will sit down with you and find out exactly what your abilities and interests are. From there, employment coordinators connect you to employers that are inclusive, accommodating and most importantly, fit your interests.