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National Disability Employment Awareness

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I did not see a way to share this information, so I am providing a link to the entire article written by the Illinois Department of Human Services. The page is filled with links regarding events associated with National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

4 Responses to “National Disability Employment Awareness”

  • Matt says:

    Have you taken college classes?

    • Scott says:

      Matt, I have taken college classes both before and after brain cancer. I completed a BA with concentrations in Economics and Political Science. Grad school was an MBA with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, and Operations. Since my diagnosis I have completed post graduate studies in Risk Analysis and Decision Making. I also have multiple certifications in project management and quality.

  • Matt Ramsey says:

    After my 15th stroke and craniotomy, several years later, I began to tutor writing. I am able to do this even though my memory is substantially different than it was before my final stroke occurred. Other stroke survivors who have compromised short term memories might want to try tutoring.

    It lets you tap into what you know best and help other people learn.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.