One of the biggest challenges brain injury survivors face when returning to work is a lack of understanding from their employers.
“Brain injury survivors have a lot of potential.”
– Rebecca Grant
One of my biggest dilemmas/conflicts has been what (and how) to share with my potential employers, as it’s so hard for people (let alone many health professionals) to understand the full nature and effects, so complex, of head/brain injury.
With experience (and much stress), I found honesty (absolute) is always the very best policy (even if you don’t get the job, because of disclosure!
Also see “But you don’t look disabled”
Incidentally. Headway UK were a great help to us with most helpful and valuable info in “the/our very dark days” of 1988/89 *
In the days before “info” became widely available through the www (the “interweb”).
“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
pictures from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com
(well my friends and family say I’m “safest” just writing and encouraging others)
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