Reasonable Accommodations & How to Request Them

On April 1 (no fooling!) the AASCEND Job Club tackles accommodations. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 requires employers to make reasonable accommodations in the workplace for workers with developmental differences, including autism and related conditions. At the April 1 Job Club meeting we will discuss who is covered by the requirement, what are examples of reasonable accommodations, and best practices for requesting such accommodations. The discussion will be led by Job Club facilitators Dan Middleton and Keith Halperin. Attendees are encouraged to bring examples of reasonable accommodations they have obtained or are interested in obtaining.

Dan Middleton & Keith Halperin

The Zoom meeting URL and password will be sent to people on our email list as the date approaches. If you are not on our email list, click here to sign up. No registration is necessary.

In the second half of the meeting there will be opportunity to role-play with Dan and Keith, in requesting accommodations. As usual at AASCEND meetings, attendees on the autism spectrum will offer their experience and perspectives throughout the program.

Who: Adults on the autism spectrum, families, mentors and professionals all welcome. For more information, please contact:
When: Sat Apr 1, 10am – 11am (approx.)
Where: Online via Zoom. URL and password will be emailed.

Join us at the Resource Fair!

The Central Valley Autism Support Group invites people in the Modesto area to attend their meetings. They are open to all people on the autism spectrum 18+ years old. Younger welcome with a guardian. Meetings are 5 – 7 PM on the 1st Monday of the month. The meeting is at 422 McHenry Ave, behind the McHenry Building Offices. Contact here for more information.

After a smashing Job Club program on adult autistic employment, AASCEND continues its decades-long support for San Francisco’s Support For Families Information and Resource Conference, FREE and in-person on March 18. (location below) In place of our usual general meeting, come join AASCEND at our booth. This is a great chance to shake off pandemic isolation, and to learn about many of the autism resources available in the area—from actual humans! There is a whole smorgasbord of exhibitors, so it’s really worth checking out. The fair is particularly useful for families of young adults. There will be plenty of workshops, also free. For more information, and because it helps the organizers, please register here.

Typical resource fair scene image

Who: Autistic people, families, mentors and professionals all welcome. For more information, please contact:
When: Sat Mar 18, 9am – 4pm (any time in this period)
Where: John O’Connell High School, 2355 Folsom St, San Francisco