Success Stories

Nevadans with disabilities achieving their dreams

Success Stories

Oscar Chavira

Oscar Chavira

Oscar Chavira is from Battle Mountain, a small town in rural Nevada, but that did not stop him from achieving his academic and vocational goals. He was admitted to University of Nevada, Reno after graduating from high school and declared a major in...

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Tabatha Avila

Tabatha Avila

Tabatha Avila is 42 years old, who has a mild intellectual disability, which impacts her abilities regarding written language. She has had three cases with BVR, all closed successfully. Her first vocational goal was Maid – Housekeeper, then she...

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Sinai Lopez

Sinai Lopez

Sinai applied for services on February 18, 2020. She was determined eligible for services on April 6, 2020 with a disability of Cerebral Palsy. Sinai wanted and needed to go to work to pay her bills and her rent. She was not eligible for SSI and...

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Alem A.

Alem A.

Alem is originally from Ethiopia where he attended high school and pursued his studies in nursing. In December 2004, only three months before completing nursing school, he suffered a stroke resulting in the paralysis of his right side. His...

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Burnetta Schlechter

Burnetta Schlechter

Ms. Burnetta Schlechter applied for vocational rehabilitation services in 2017.  She initially expressed an interest in working as a licensed operator of a cafeteria in our BEN program.  Ms. Schlechter is legally blind and met all the...

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Jonathan Scott

Jonathan Scott

Jonathan Scott began Vocational Rehabilitation services in May 2020. When he first started services Jonathan stated he has been searching for job/career that would be a good fit with his disability and be a livable wage. Jonathan’s disability is...

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Meet the Team: Joie L. B.

Meet the Team: Joie L. B.

1. How long have you been with Vocational Rehabilitation?
5 Months (6 months as of May 28th)

2. What is your title?
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor III

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Meet the Team: Jennifer F.

Meet the Team: Jennifer F.

1. How long have you been with Vocational Rehabilitation?
Almost six years. (Five years and ten months)

2. What is your title?
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor III

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Sagebrush Conference

Sagebrush Conference

The latest technologies and business techniques for blind and sight-impaired vendors and employees will be presented at the Sagebrush Conference 2023 February 8-10 at the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas. Sponsored by the Randolph-Sheppard Vendors...

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