Accommodating people with hidden disabilities

30-Jan-2020 08:44

“As an attorney, I am expected to look and dress a certain way, which includes dress shoes, usually heels.I simply cannot wear a pair of pumps, and even flats leave me in tears after an hour,” says Sara, who also needs to wear socks at all times and thus cannot wear skirt suits.Sara suffers from severe peripheral neuropathy, or nerve pain, in her legs and feet following a spinal cord injury.

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But since she is unable to work a typical 9 to 5 day, Leanne felt she had no choice but to disclose her disorder to her boss and request permission to tweak her schedule.

The condition does not always resemble the stereotypical depiction of narcolepsy.