Hi Cindy, I'm going through VR, they help people with disabilities to find like part-time work. Here they have a non-profit place which is like a manufacturing plant setting. You do little light manufacturing work and they also help you find part-time work outside of their plant. Such jobs as maybe cashiering part-time, or a hostess at a resturant. They also show you how to report the income to SS and how much you can make without losing your disability.
RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystropy)
Cervical Dsytonia- severe muscle spasms in the neck
They paid all my tuition and books and fees at a local college and I and my husband both got our degrees from them. That was 15 years ago. More recently they paid for me to take some refresher classes at a local college, go to a job search facility where they helped me do my resume and interview and find jobs and act as reference, etc.
I went to them and they were great for me. They helped me get through nursing school. They paid for almost everything. But that was before I became disabled. I got to go through them because of a seperate disability I have. one that is not a disabling condition. I would just go into the office, fill out paper work, talk to my VR counseler and then they would pay the school directly.
To bad all that money and time went down the drain. I made it through nursing school was able to practice for 4 years and for the last 1 1/2 years had the best job ever, my dream job, then thats when I did become disable to the point of not being able to work. Something totally different from why i was getting VR.
But, i have to say that I couldn't have made it through school without them. They were a saving grace for me. If you can work and can get help through them go for it. it will be worth it.