ADHD can present complications in the workplace. What are your rights and responsibilities as an employee? And what is an employer required to do when an employee has ADHD? We will look at the legal landscape and help you get a better understanding of how the law deals with ADHD at work.
Susan Yellin, Esq. is the Director of Advocacy and Transition Services at The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education. She is the author of a regular column for ADDitude Magazine’s print and online editions as part of their “Ask the Experts” feature and a member of ADDitude’s ADHD Specialist Panel. Read all of Susan’s ADDitude articles and listen to her webinar presentationsatadditude.com/author/susan-yellin. She is an author of the book Life After High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families(Jessica Kingsley Publishers), which was awarded Bronze Medals as Best Education Book of the Year by both Fore Word Reviews (Book of the Year Awards)and the Independent Publishers Association(IPPY Awards).Prior to joining The Yellin Center, Mrs. Yellin was the founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Center for Learning Differences, an organization which has provided information and resources to thousands of families and professionals. She also created its signature program, Life After High School, which brought together hundreds of students, parents, and counselors with representatives of colleges and post-secondary programs that offer supports for students who struggle with learning issues. Mrs. Yellin has been a practicing New York attorney for over 25 years and has extensive experience in legal issues related to education and special education. In her role as Director of Advocacy and Transition Services at The Yellin Center, Mrs. Yellin works with families to obtain school services and to help identify appropriate school settings for K-12 students. In addition, she provides college counseling and transition guidance for students and parents, helping students who struggle with learning and related issues as they apply to college and begin their college careers.