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CANCELLED: Tips for Managing Accommodations During Recruitment & Hire

  • 18 Mar 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Western Technical College | Lunda Center


Due to health & safety concerns we will be canceling the March meeting.

Tips for Managing Accommodations During Recruitment and Hire
ft. Tracie DeFreitas & Amy Jo Studden

In this program Tracie & Amy will help us:

  • Identify and apply best and emerging techniques to enhance your recruitment and onboarding of individuals with disabilities
  • Learn tools for designing, developing, and sustaining accommodation processes throughout the hiring process
  • Understand how to use the JAN Workplace Accommodation Toolkit and Mobile Accommodation Solution technology to institutionalize accommodation best practices
  • Learn about the DVR talent pool, incentives and opportunities
  • Learn about additional resources that may be useful in diversity and inclusion planning
The World Health Organization (WHO 2011) reports that globally there are more than 1 billion people with disabilities. Increasingly, chronic health conditions and disabilities are becoming more common in the workplace. Therefore, creating workplaces inclusive of people with disabilities is a business imperative for both the private and public sector. Inclusion results when good accommodation processes and practices are normalized by the employer. Normalizing inclusion requires numerous tools, techniques, and technologies. In this session, participants will gain access to tools and techniques for effectively recruiting and onboarding individuals with disabilities. Participates will also learn of inclusionary technologies such as the JAN Workplace Accommodation Toolkit and Mobile Accommodation Solution App, a first-generation mobile workplace accommodation case management app. Embracing best and emerging tools, techniques, and technologies enables organizations to normalize their accommodation process, create an inclusive workplace culture, and benefit from an innovative and productive workforce.  Lastly, participants will learn about services that are provided locally by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.  


Tracie DeFreitas is a Lead Consultant and ADA Specialist for the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), the leading national source of expert guidance on workplace accommodation and disability employment issues.  With more than twenty five years of experience in the disability employment field, Tracie is one of JAN’s most senior consultants. She has served the JAN organization in various roles since joining the JAN team in 1994, including 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 currently leads the ADA Team, while also mentoring and supporting all JAN specialty teams. She provides practical guidance and expert disability-related federal employment law consultation regarding a broad range of ADA issues, workplace accommodation situations, and disability inclusion. Tracie is an experienced national speaker and published author who specializes in ADA Title I compliance, the interactive accommodation process, workplace flexibility, and leave management.

Amy Studden is a Business Services Consultant with the State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation since 2013. Amy has simply been helping Wisconsin businesses tap into a reliable and qualified talent pool, gain a competitive edge, and increase inclusiveness and diversity for their workforce.

Amy proactively develops relationships with business to help them recruit, hire, and retain people with varying abilities along with enthusiastically serving as a resource for businesses to gain access to all other DWD programs. Working in the private and public sector, Amy has been committed to workforce development and maximizing outcomes for employers and job seekers for over  a decade.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from UW-La Crosse and Amy has been recognized as a Global Career Development Facilitator since 2011.

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Chapter #0288

PO Box 513
La Crosse, WI 54602

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