Workplace conflict can make the difference between employment and unemployment, or success and stagnation. A complicated and high-stakes conflict can set up a particularly difficult challenge for anyone, and especially those who have a disability. Work-based conflicts often add pressure creating tension at work. The conflict might escalate if the employee and employer do not have the skills to navigate an uncomfortable situation. Knowing how to avoid conflict and/or resolve it can have a lasting impact on one’s confidence and future employment. 
In this issue of RAISE The Standard, we will explore what it takes to help youth with disabilities manage differences of viewpoint in the workplace and find the resources and practices to maximize their career potential.