According to the National Comorbidity Survey Replication, the overall prevalence of current adult ADHD is 4.4%. And according to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2020 people with disabilities were much less likely to be employed than those with no disabilities. So, how do we create a win-win environment for both people with and without learning disabilities in the workplace?
Today, Laura welcomes Alex Gilbert to chat about inclusion and self-advocacy for people with ADHD and learning disabilities in the workplace.
Alex focuses on helping people with learning disabilities figure how to navigate their workloads and help them reach their highest potential.
Having been diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 8, Alex knows the impact of learning disabilities is not restricted to childhood and has experienced firsthand how adults with these disorders often face unique challenges at work.
In today’s episode, you will hear Laura and Alex talk about how companies can be more receiving of people with LD, tools, and resources these can provide to ease their way back into the office, why being inclusive benefits everyone, and more.
Thank you for tuning in! If you haven’t listened to episode 20, where Laura and Dr. Vince Molinaro talk about accountable leadership, then go back and check it out!
In this episode, we cover:
-How Cape-Able Consulting was born.
-How to self-advocate as someone with a learning disability.
-Supporting learning disabilities in the workplace.
-Common misconceptions about learning disabilities.
-How a learning disability or having ADHD can be your superpower.
-How to accommodate people with disabilities in an organization.
-Impact the pandemic had on people with disabilities.
Resources and links mentioned during this episode:
-Visit Alex’s website here, and connect with her over on Instagram, Facebook and, LinkedIn.
-Check out Alex’s workshop! Preparing for your Return to the Office: August 12th Workshop at 8 PM EST.
-Find your Free Values Worksheet HERE.
More about Alex Gilbert:
After spending her career working in leadership development, she decided to start a consulting and coaching business that will help adults with learning disabilities and/or ADHD like herself who have been struggling in their careers. Her business, Cape-Able Consulting, was created to help them navigate their day-to-day workloads so that they feel supported and are able to reach their highest potential.
Her biggest goal in creating Cape-Able Consulting is to change the stigma surrounding learning disabilities/ ADHD by reminding people what they Cape-able of.