Transitions to Work for Students/Graduates with a Disability: NEADS Community Engagement event, August 4, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is proud to welcome Elizabeth Mohler, Project Coordinator with Magnet – AliGN, and Lisa Kelly, Programs Manager with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s Discover Ability Network, as they present “Transitions to Work for Students/Graduates with a Disability” as part of our ongoing NEADS Community Engagement Event series on Wednesday, August 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST.

Transitions occur across our work lives –graduating from an educational institution to applying for jobs. A large part of job search efforts and tools focus on connecting with the right employer, applying to positions, successfully navigating the interview process, negotiating a job offer, and successfully onboarding. Elizabeth and Lisa will review some key considerations that can affect your transition into the workplace from disclosure through to workplace culture and performance assessment.

Join us August 4th at 12pm EST via zoom.

Closed captioning will be provided. Online registration is required. Please register here: 

This event is supported by Employment and Social Development Canada and is a feature of our Virtual Access for All webinar series.

More About The Speakers

Elizabeth Mohler graduated in 2012 from the Master’s Program in Health and Rehab Sciences, Occupational Sciences from Western University. After graduating, she worked for the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) as a research consultant, developing resources for students with disabilities transitioning from post-secondary to employment.

In 2016, Elizabeth began work as a Community Engagement Lead at Balance for Blind Adults for 3 years and is now at Ryerson Magnet as their Inclusive Hiring Project Coordinator. In addition to her full-time work, Elizabeth sits on the Education Standards Committee for the Ontario Government, where she advises and deliberates on Educational Policies pertaining to students with disabilities. She provides recommendations around how to make Ontario’s post-secondary sector more inclusive for students with disabilities.

In the fall of 2020, Elizabeth started her Doctoral work at Western University in the school of Occupational Science, cross appointed in Disability Studies. Elizabeth’s Doctoral research will explore the impact that access to direct funding has on the occupational performance and engagement of people with disabilities (PWDs), who receive funding from the Ontario Direct Funding (ODF) program to ‘self-manage’ their attendant services. Elizabeth is also an experienced presenter, keynote speaker, lecturer and published writer.

Lisa Kelly is a Program Manager with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and oversees training to businesses, community partners, and job seekers with a disability for the Discover Ability program. She works with employers who understand the need to benefit from inclusion by seeking unique perspectives, removing barriers for customers and employees, and embracing inclusive strategies to benefit their business.

Lisa has spent a large portion of her career engaging the business, governmental and not-for-profit sectors in the design and delivery of learning programs. She has experiential knowledge of disability, having worked in the field of employment and disability, and facilitating and training individuals and businesses on employment and disability for the last seven years. She has had an invisible disability for over forty years.

Lisa teaches at Humber College, and has worked with Canadian business SenseAbility, Ontario Disability Network Canada, and Rehabilitation Network Canada. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University, a Career and Work Counsellor Diploma from George Brown College, and a Registered Rehabilitation Professional Certification from VRA Canada. She is also a certified Life Skills Coach.