A process of trial and error may be required to discover the best accommodations.
READ MOREBeing aware of how your ADHD impacts you at work is the first step in deciding which career to train for, or if your present career is the right one for you.
There are many adults with ADHD that perform their jobs well and do not require additional or special assistance.
However, some people do require accommodations, and can receive protection under the American’s With Disabilities Act.
To qualify, you, as an employee, must “satisfy the skill, experience, education, and other job-related requirements of the position sought or held, [must be able to] perform the essential job functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
While thought needs to be put into selecting a job tailored to your strengths rather than your weaknesses all jobs include boring mundane tasks, some of the time.By Heidi Bernhardt, RN This list of accommodations is to be used as a reference for adults with ADHD and employers, and lists a number of potential accommodation and strategies to address specific ADHD experiences.Adults with ADHD will differ in the type and quantity of accommodations required.READ MOREOften, gaining an understanding about ADHD as an employer and allowing your employee to implement simple strategies may be all that is required to successfully satisfy both parties and increase job performance.Sometimes additional accommodations are required, but these need not cause undue hardship for the employer nor inconvenience co-workers.
Adults with ADHD may impulsively decide that a chosen career is not for them and jump to another career without reviewing all options.