During this session, a representative from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), will share information about using JAN as a resource, offer practical tips for disclosing disability and requesting and negotiating accommodations at work, and empower graduates with disabilities to leverage the ADA to support successful employment outcomes. Co-hosted by MHC's AccessAbility Services and the Career Development Center.
Students with disabilities who receive accommodations in higher education should be knowledgeable about disability disclosure, and requesting and negotiating reasonable accommodations under title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when transitioning from college to career.
Tracie DeFreitas, MS, CLMS
Lead Consultant, ADA Specialist
Tracie DeFreitas is a Lead Consultant for the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), the leading national source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. With more than twenty years of experience in the disability employment field, Tracie is one of JAN’s most senior consultants and has served the organization in various roles since joining the JAN team in 1994.
Currently, Tracie supports all JAN specialty teams as Lead Consultant and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Specialist. She provides expert disability-related federal employment law and workplace accommodation consultation regarding a broad range of medical impairments and ADA issues. During her tenure with JAN, she has also served as Project Manager for the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE), an award-winning national public awareness campaign, and as Team Lead and Senior Sensory and Immunology Specialist.
Tracie is an experienced national speaker and author who specializes in ADA Title I compliance and the interactive accommodation process. She also holds certification from the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) as a Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS).