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Thursday, November 26, 2020
Roxy Merkand

Roxy Merkand

Roxy Merkand is a doctoral Candidate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Waterloo committed to disability advocacy in her research and work. Roxy studies disclosure of invisible disabilities during job search and at work and currently works at UW’s Centre for Career Action, advising students, including those with a disability, as they search for and apply to jobs.
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DiversityStudents & Youth

6 strategies youth use to disclose disabilities at work

When navigating early career employment, youth with disabilities (YwD) face barriers to securing work and gaining relevant employment experiences that their non-disabled peers do not encounter. One prominent barrier is...