Ask Me Anything about Employment with Lou Orslene

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"Ask Me Anything" Employment Series!

National Resource Center on Employment

You’re invited to ask an expert about coping with mental health conditions that interfere with work.

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, from 2:00-3:00 pm ET, Lou Orslene, via webinar, will answer any questions you have related to disclosure and accommodations.

This free, online event is not a presentation, but rather an interactive question & answer webinar.

Regardless of whether you are a person living with a mental health condition, a family member, an administrator of a service, a provider, a researcher—you can use the time to ask anything related to benefits and employment to our guest expert.

For example, you could ask about:

  • When do I need to disclose to an employer that I need an accommodation?

  • How do I disclose? Verbally? In writing?

  • Who do I disclose to at work?

  • What mental health accommodations do employers typically approve?

  • How do I know if a company is progressive and will respond positively to my disclosure?

Lou Orslene, MPIA, MSW, Co-Director of the Job Accommodation Network and Fiscal Officer for both JAN and the Disability Research Policy Center at West Virginia University.

With more than 25 years in the field of disability employment, Lou Orslene provides leadership at the Job Accommodation Network, the premier national resource for free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment. Lou has earned Master's degrees in Public and International Affairs and Social Work, an undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management, and a Certification in Disability Management. Lou’s presentations are informed through collaborations with JAN customers as well as groups such as the US Business Leadership Network, Disability Management Employers Coalition, Assistive Technology Industry Association, and the American Association of People with Disabilities among others. Lou is committed to increasing the employability of persons with disabilities. This commitment is continuously deepened through the exploration of the nexus between the needs of employers and abilities of persons with disabilities.


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Boston University provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please send an email to psyrehab@bu.edu 14 days prior to the event with the specific accommodations you require. If less than 14 days remain until the event, please submit your request the same day you register, or as soon as possible, so we can make every effort to accommodate you.

This event is supported by funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and from the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant 90RT5029-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this project do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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