NORMA JANE “JANIE” MEJIAS

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Doctoral Candidate and Instructor, Disability and Human Development

University of Illinois at Chicago

As an instructor and doctoral candidate in Disability Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago, Norma Jane Mejias’s work explores experiences of young women with disabilities in support groups. Janie has been involved in disability rights advocacy and many groups at Access Living. Janie is also passionate about volunteering for Canine Companions for Independence with service dog Haven. Janie earned a B.A. from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College and a M.S. from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Areas of Expertise: Program Development

Interests: Disability Rights, Education, Government