Friday, March 23, 2012

On the Job with a Traumatic Brain Injury

PRESENTER:  Melanie Whetzel, JAN Senior Consultant (Avatar name: JAN Xomotron)
Thursday March 29, 2012 10 am PDT
Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability Island, Second Life

A presentation on workplace accommodation ideas for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury. Offered by the Job Accommodation Network, a federally-funded agency that provides free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

Presenter Bio: 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 special needs in the public school system.

Melanie holds a Master of Arts degree in Special Education, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and has earned forty-eight hours above masters level. Her post-graduate work has been primarily focused on special education.

As a member of the Cognitive / Neurological Team, Melanie specializes in learning disabilities, mental impairments, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and brain injuries.

Melanie's research interests include bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, and Alzheimer's disease.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Presentation Co-Sponsored by Etopia and Virtual Ability

Presented simultaneously in voice and text.

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