2022.04.28 – Accommodating Brain Injuries in the Workplace during the Pandemic and Beyond (Recorded Webinar)

A Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers recorded webinar featuring Melanie Whetzel, M.A., CBIS.

To download the webinar, choose the “Download Now” option from the dropdown below. After completing the checkout process, you will receive an email with further instructions and a file that includes information about receiving your ACBIS CEU.


Aired live April 28, 2022.

Job accommodations can be vital for the successful employment of individuals with brain injury. Join us for a timely and informative session that will include effective accommodations for brain injuries using real-life situations, explanations of general ADA guidance based on the situation, discussions about best practices when providing accommodations, and accommodation solutions. Topics such as performance and conduct, returning to work, reassignment, telework, job restructuring, getting to work, and service / emotional support animals will be included. Some of these situations will be COVID-19 and pandemic- related.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize limitations in the workplace associated with brain injuries
  2. Identify accommodations for these limitations
  3. Discover real-life accommodation situations and solutions
  4. Understand ADA guidance for specific situations 

If you select "Recorded Webinar - Download Now!" from the dropdown menu below, you will be prompted to continue to payment. When you have completed the checkout process, you will receive an email with further instructions. The file contained in this email also includes instructions about receiving your ACBIS CEU.

If you would like to purchase a CD, please select "CD/Handout Package, CBIS/T Rate (Includes 1 CEU)" from the drop-down menu. Please note: The CD may not be available for immediate shipping.

On-demand recorded webinars are non-refundable.


Melanie Whetzel joined the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) staff as a Consultant on the Cognitive/Neurological Team in February 2008. She now provides expert level consultation and team leadership as a Lead Consultant on JAN’s Cognitive/Neurological Team. As the lead member of the Cognitive/Neurological Team, Melanie enables adults with disabilities to become effective self-advocates, to understand their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and to be effective employees. She also assists employers in understanding their responsibilities under the ADA and how to accommodate employees with disabilities so they can continue to work productively. Melanie specializes in learning disabilities, mental health conditions, intellectual/developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and brain injuries.

Melanie is a respected and sought-after speaker who presents nationally on accommodation and ADA topics ranging from mental health conditions to conduct and performance issues, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, brain injuries, and more. She has also authored numerous publications for JAN and outside sources.

Prior to her career with JAN, she taught and advocated for students with disabilities in the public-school system for fourteen years. Becoming a JAN Consultant was a perfect way to transition from teaching and advocating for students, assuring they had the modifications they needed to be successful in the classroom, to facilitating adults in their employment pursuits and helping them be successful in the workplace.
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 has completed a graduate certification in Career Planning and Placement for Youth in Transition and became a certified brain injury specialist in December 2014.