DISABILITY ACCESS: Empowering Tribal Members with Disabilities & Their Families
Provided by Spirit Lake Consulting, Inc.
GETTING A JOB, GETTING A LIFE
We began our discussion of learning disabilities by noting that people do not 'grow out of it'. Some people with learning disabilities ask family and friends about jobs, apply for jobs they are interested in, get hired, do well on the job and never need any special assistance. Other people need assistance to find and keep a job. The first place for them to start is vocational rehabilitation. Every state has a vocational rehabilitation program. Over 70 reservations have tribal vocational rehabilitation programs, too.
Much, much more information on vocational rehabilitation is provided in our workshop on "Youth and Adulthood". For now, go to the next page to see an example of some of the changes in the workplace a counselor might arrange for a worker with learning disabilities.
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