Answer: I don't think there is one or two jobs that I could mention. Just about any job is possible for someone with a learning disability if the employer is willing to accommodate them. With planning, policies, and appropriate practices, employers can accommodate the needs of workers with disabilities. In turn, workplaces will benefit from the diverse thinking and problem-solving skills these workers bring to their jobs.
Depending on the type of learning disability involved, adults experience their learning differences in various ways. Having a learning disability as an adult can be an advantage:
- They are often creative problem-solvers;
- Their skills in non-disability areas are just as strong as, or better than, other adults; and
It is important to note, however, that there are some limitations on what employers are required to do to accommodate people with disabilities:
- They are frequently very resourceful and can use and adapt materials and processes in creative ways.
- Employers are not required to provide accommodations if it would cause undue hardship on the business.
- Employers do not have to lower the standards of their product or service quality.
- Employers do not have to purchase materials or devices that are for the employee's personal use only. Employers are not required to purchase a disabled individual's glasses or hearing aids.
- Employers are not required to accommodate illegal drug use or alcoholism.
- Employers may test employees and applicants for use of illegal drugs regardless of disability status.