Vocational Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Power of Networking

This booklet [PDF], revised in 2003, is designed for professionals and others interested in expanding the range of vocational possibilities for individuals with TBI. The key idea in this publication is that the complexity of needs typically associated with TBI requires non-traditional responses if vocational success is to be achieved. The booklet provides an overview of TBI, describes how traditional approaches can be shaped to better fit the needs of people with TBI in returning to work or entering the job market, and describes a variety of non-traditional approaches: business advisory committees, grand rounds, and Personal Futures Planning. In appendices, several topics are covered: Social Security work incentives, New York's Medicaid Waiver, as well as protocols for appropriate neuropsychological testing.


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