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« on: November 28, 2012, 11:19:13 am »

Are there any articles concerning learning disabilities in relation to the Academic workplace? It seems like there are many services and aids for students who are succeeding in the college setting while battling various learning issues, but what about those who go on to start  a career in Academics as well as Academic publishing? Are there disclosure regulations etc?
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 2:00:58 pm »

This is a huge area. Are you looking for government regulations, institutional policies, research, something else? A basic google search will help you, as will looking for scholarly literature in the usual databases and libraries.

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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 8:17:07 pm »

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the American Disabilities Act are relevant laws.  If you need reasoanble accommodations at work, there should be a person to make requests for those reasonable accommodations.  You would probably have to supply appropriate documentation upon request.  A learning disability is a disability just like a physical disability, hearing impairment, or visual impairment. 

You might try the Learning Disabilities Association of America website. They have some information for Adults with Learning Disabilities and workplace issues. 

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