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The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project


10/13/20: Workplace Accommodations for Intellectual Disabilities

Job accommodations can be vital for the successful employment of individuals with disabilities. Knowing how, when, and why it might be necessary to disclose a disability is the first and often most difficult part of the accommodation process. This session will provide information on the disclosure of intellectual disabilities in the workplace, the limitations associated with these impairments, and the accommodations that might be needed. Real-life accommodation situations and solutions will be interspersed throughout the session. A question and answer session will be included at the end.


This webinar features guest presenter Melanie Whetzel, M.A., CBIS. She is the Lead Consultant at The Job Accommodation Network (JAN). Melanie is part of the Cognitive / Neurological Team and specializes in the areas of brain injury, learning and intellectual disabilities, autism, ADHD, and mental health impairments. JAN is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.