Accommodations for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Melanie Whetzel, M.A., CBIS, will be providing the session on accommodations for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the workplace.  The type of limitations as well as the intensity varies greatly among people with intellectual or cognitive impairments. Be aware that not all people with intellectual or cognitive impairments will need accommodations to perform their jobs and many others may only need a few accommodations. The information presented is only a sample of the possibilities available and numerous other accommodation solutions may exist.  

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to identify common issues and consider resources for accommodations for limitations in

  1. Cognitive Abilities
  2. Motor Abilities
  3. Social Abilities



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.

Melanie holds a Master of Arts degree in Special Education, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and has earned sixty hours above masters’ level. Her post-graduate work has been primarily focused on special education. She most recently completed a graduate certification in Career Planning and Placement for Youth in Transition.

As a member of the Cognitive / Neurological Team, Melanie specializes in learning disabilities, mental impairments, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and brain injuries. She became a certified brain injury specialist in December 2014.

CRC contact hours: 1.0

LPC contact hours: 1.0

Social Work CEUs: 1.0

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