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Ask Me Anything About Employment: Disclosure and Accommodations

Event Information
Q&A about disclosing a disability and asking for accommodations in the workplace.

About this event

Guest Expert: Melanie Whetzel, M.A., CBIS

Lead Consultant, Cognitive / Neurological Team

Melanie joined the JAN staff as a consultant on the Cognitive / Neurological Team in February 2008. She has a fourteen year history of teaching and advocating for students with disabilities in the public school system. As a member of the Cognitive / Neurological Team, Melanie specializes in learning disabilities, mental impairments, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and brain injuries. She presents nationally on topics ranging from mental health impairments to conduct and performance issues, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, brain injuries, and more. Melanie became a certified brain injury specialist in December 2014, and completed a graduate certification in Career Planning and Placement for Youth in Transition.


The webinar will be conducted through Zoom. Once you complete the registration process you will receive an e-mail with the Zoom link to join the webinar. If you do not have the Zoom app installed on your computer, tablet, or smartphone please allow for a few minutes before the beginning of the webinar to follow all the instructions.

Accommodation Requests

Boston University provides reasonable accommodation upon request. Please send an email to grappone@bu.edu 14 days prior to the event with the specific accommodations you require. If less than 14 days remain until the event, please submit your request the same day you register, or as soon as possible, so they can make every effort to accommodate you.

Land Acknowledgement

The territory on which the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, at Boston University, stands is that of The Wampanoag and The Massachusett People. Their Center is a place to honor and respect the history and continued efforts of the Native and Indigenous community which make up Eastern Massachusetts and the surrounding region.

This event is supported by funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant 90RTEM0004). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this project do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, September 27, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 pm