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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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NEW DATE: Disability Etiquette Training

NDEAM Calendar WebinarTuesday, December 5, noon to 1 p.m., via Zoom

Join Bobbi Stephenson and Cassie Shropshire from the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services for a discussion on the preferred manner of interacting with individuals with disabilities and an overview of varying types of impairments. Participants should be prepared to join with both audio and visual capabilities due to the interactive nature of these presentations. Click here to register via Zoom. 

This is a make-up date for this event. It was originally scheduled as part of the AWARE's National Disability Employment Awareness Month programming.

Spotlight on Veterans Day 2023

Throughout the month of November, the AWARE Program invites the UAB community to celebrate our veterans and service men and women with events across campus, service opportunities and more.

AWARE Veterans Day Programs

Toiletry Drive

Veterans Toiletry Drive
November 6-17
Benefiting the Phoenix Clinic at the Birmingham VA Medical Center

Wall of Thanks

Wall of Thanks for Our Veterans
Take a moment to write a message of support, share a story or post a thank you note to our vets.