The Cornell Just-in-Time Toolkit for Managers

Tips, checklists, and resources to help managers lead a disability inclusive workforce.

Topic #10
Disability Resources for Cornell Managers:
You're Not Alone
1. Whether you know it or not, about 10% of the customers who use Cornell’s products and services will do so with a disability.
2. Whether you know it or not, about 5% of the employees at Cornell are working with a disability.
3. Managers at Cornell play an important role in sustaining a climate of trust which enables employees with disabilities to feel comfortable coming forward with a disability.
4. Whether or not veterans have a disability, they bring a lot to the Cornell workplace.
5. Cornell is not covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because it is a not-for-profit organization.
6. Cornell managers should, as much as possible, try to handle disability issues by themselves.
7. Employees at Cornell who have a personal or professional interest in disability can join a group at Cornell to share experiences and expertise.
8. Cornell’s Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is a confidential service available to Cornell employees who need personal support.
9. Employees with psychiatric disabilities cannot use Cornell’s programs and services for employees with disabilities.
10. Cornell is making an effort to increase the number of applicants with disabilities in our talent acquisition efforts.