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The AWARE program at UAB provides disability-management services when an employee’s job is affected by a physical, mental, or emotional impairment. Through a unique partnership between UAB and the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS), the AWARE Program assists current employees and their departments, job seekers going through the application process, and employees returning from long-term disability or medical leave. In addition, the AWARE Program coordinates requests for reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Current AWARE services include:

  • Disability assistance for employees and their departments
  • Vocational evaluations and rehabilitation counseling
  • Advice on ADA reasonable accommodations
  • On-site workplace assessments by trained rehabilitation engineers
  • Coordination of medical information and return-to-work documentation
  • Recruitment of qualified applicants with disabilities
  • Disability awareness and sensitivity training
  • Transfer assistance when appropriate

UAB is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the 50th anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, AWARE is celebrating the contributions of employees with disabilities and showcasing supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices that benefit employers and employees. Throughout the month of October, take advantage of these opportunities to learn how to recognize and engage with individuals with disabilities at UAB.

Disability Fall Fest

"Normal Isn't Real" Disability Fall Fest
October 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Campus Green

Disability Etiquette Training

Disability Etiquette Training
October 17, noon-1 p.m., via Zoom