Success Stories

Nevadans with disabilities achieving their dreams

Success Stories

Brian Rodriguez

Brian Rodriguez

Brian has been on a journey of growth and self-improvement, possibly without being aware of it. Brian is a returning client, this being his 4th case with Vocational Rehabilitation in Nevada. Brian Rodriguez is a 43-year-old individual with...

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Will Carrasco

Will Carrasco

Will Carrasco is a graduate from rural Yerington High School. Will was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which has necessitated him using a wheelchair since birth. Even so, Will has never let his disability get in the way of what he wants to do,...

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Megan Jones

Megan Jones

Megan Jones has several impediments to employment having been diagnosed with autism, an anxiety disorder, atrial flutter, ankle reconstruction, and a seizure disorder. Megan applied to Vocational Rehabilitation to receive assistance with obtaining...

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Joey Reed

Joey Reed

Joey applied for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services while still a student at Liberty High School in Las Vegas in 2018. Joey had been diagnosed with Autism and Specific Learning Disability and required significant reinforcement and praise to be...

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James Altman, PHD.

James Altman, PHD.

When you and your mother both work on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, carpooling to work really makes sense. But when James Altman’s mother began having difficulties lifting him in the vehicle on a daily basis, James decided to...

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Brenden Hockett

Brenden Hockett

Brenden Hockett really wanted a job that met his needs but wasn’t boring. Brenden was born with Ataxiatelangiectasia and uses a wheelchair. He has several significant physical barriers to employment. Brenden has a great sense of humor and was...

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News

The Monthly Low Vision Clinic

The Monthly Low Vision Clinic

The monthly Low Vision Clinic at Vocational Rehabilitation is operated under the supervision of a fully licensed Optometrist who has had special training in low vision. They conduct interviews and solicit pertinent visual, medical and functional...

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A Day in the Life of a Rehabilitation Teacher

A Day in the Life of a Rehabilitation Teacher

I finished my undergraduate degree in education and special education. As I prepared for graduate school, I seriously considered where I might fit in the world. I had been blessed with a fine mind, but as a blind person, a woman and a member of a...

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