Disability Impact Training

‘‘DIT’ sessions aim to help the client to come to terms with their disability and how it impacts their life and workplace.

What is it?

For many people who have been diagnosed with a disability, there is often fear of a change in lifestyle or wellbeing due to the nature of their condition. This can be in part due to perceptions around ‘sticky labels’, where someone worries about being defined by their impairments. 

Disability Impact Training, aims to challenge these thoughts and perceptions and provide a strong base for mental health resilience, acting as a foundation from which the client can then progress. 

These 90-minute intense one-to-one solution-focused sessions aim to help the client to understand their capability at work, their internal strength and resilience, and the wider impact of working with a disability or health condition. Developing this, through understanding of their own condition and its impact, will help the client to more accurately create and engage with strategies to aid themselves at work, building a positive mentality and evaluating their difficulties in a new light, enabling clients to adjust in the workplace, and battle difficulties such as Imposter Syndrome. 

Disability Impact Training aims to help the client come to terms with their disability and how it impacts their life and workplace. Although session content will be bespoke, co-created by the client and the facilitator, they may draw upon mindfulness, cognitive behavioural approaches, techniques derived from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, goal planning, and solution-focused practices. Disability Impact Training supports the individual to self-manage their disability at work. This is especially beneficial for those who have recently become diagnosed, those who have multiple or comorbid conditions, and those who have a chronic or fluctuating illness. 

Session topics can include:
  • Neurodiversity (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADHD and Autism) 
  • Mental Health difficulties
  • Vision impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Neurological Conditions (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Strokes, Epilepsy and TBI/ ABI) 
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) or Fibromyalgia
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Ergonomic Pain, Fatigue, and Mobility
  • and many more!...