Author: Elisa Laird-Metke
Elisa Laird-Metke, JD (she, her, hers) has an extensive background in law, disability, and public health. She has worked as a university sign language interpreter and deaf services coordinator, and later as a disability rights attorney and public health policy attorney, before subsequently returning to work in higher education. She is currently the Director of the Disability Resource Center at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California, a regular trainer for AHEAD’s Management Institutes and Master Classes, presents often at professional conferences, and provides customized consulting and training services to universities around the country. She also serves on the AHEAD Board. Elisa’s specialties include training for employees new to disability services work and guidance to schools regarding office procedures, Technical Standards, and particularized accommodations for health science, law, and other professional programs.