VABIR, an organization that increases the employment of people with disabilities has a great website at www.vabir.org. It contains many great articles and resources for both job seekers and employers. Visit the following links for more information from their site. [...]
“Employer Perceptions” is a five-minute excerpt from the video “Work Works!”
Work Works! is a 30-minute documentary-style video that looks at how work plays an important role in the lives and recovery of people with mental illness. Through interviews with a wide range of people in the community, this video speaks frankly and from the heart.
Each year across the country, thousands of military personnel leave active duty and seek to return to the civilian workforce. Between October 2001 and February 2008, more than 30,000 veterans returned home with service-connected disabilities. Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced a higher proportion of both traumatic brain injuries [...]
Veterans With Service Connected Disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A Guide for Employers. http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/veterans-disabilities-employers.html
President’s National Hire Veterans Committee – Hire Vets First – This comprehensive career website is designed to help employers find qualified veterans, as well as help veterans to make the most of a national network of employment resources. http://www.hirevetsfirst.gov
VocRehab Vermont – http://www.vocrehabvermont.gov
VABIR (Vermont Association of Business Industry and Rehabilitation) – http://www.vabir.com
Vermont Department of Labor – http://www.labor.vermont.gov/
EEOC Enforcement Guidance: Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship Under the ADA (2002). This extensive guidance clarifies the rights and responsibilities of employers and individuals with disabilities regarding reasonable accommodation and undue hardship and provides practical examples of the [...]
In the United States, 1.4 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury each year. Of those, 50,000 die; 235,000 are hospitalized; and 1.1 million are treated and released from an emergency department.
So what is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? A TBI is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating [...]
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that a person sees or that happens to them. During this type of event, a person feels that their life or others’ lives are in danger. Anyone who has gone [...]