Meeting Archive:
Talking to Your Employer


Meeting Description:

November's Can Do MS Webinar focuses on speaking with your employer about multiple sclerosis.  The presenters, Barbara McKeon and Steven Nissen, are employment experts with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society who will give guidance on what details you should disclose, questions to ask and your rights in the workplace.

There will also be a question and answer period with our presenters where participants can submit their questions.

This comprehensive program will be archived on the Can Do MS website:  You will be able to watch it at your convenience if you’re unable to attend live.



Date: Tue, Nov 13, 2012
Time: 08:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Melanie McKinney
 Presenter Information
Barbara McKeon, MA, CRC, LMHC

Barbara McKeon is the Director of Employment Programs and Services at the New York City Southern NY Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.  Before coming to the MS Society, Barbara worked as Director of Employment Services for the Epilepsy Institute and as Senior Rehabilitation Counselor at the International Center for the Disabled.


Prior to her work in rehabilitation, Barbara worked as an executive recruiter and teacher of the deaf.  Barbara has a BA in Communication Arts, MA in Deaf Education and an MA in Rehabilitation Counseling.  She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  Barbara has presented at numerous workshops and conferences on employment issues for people with MS as well as other neurological conditions.


Steven Nissen, MS, CRC

Steven W. Nissen is Senior Director of Employment and Community Programs at the National Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society in Washington, DC.  Before coming to the National MS Society, Steve worked extensively in the vocational rehabilitation field.  He worked as a rehabilitation counselor for the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, the state vocational rehabilitation agency. 

In addition to his experience in the public sector, Steve worked for a private vocational rehabilitation and case management company where he provided job development and placement assistance to individuals with physical disabilities.  Steve has a B.S. degree in psychology, a M.S. degree in rehabilitation counseling, and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).  He recently co-authored Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd edition. 

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