In the beginning of 2016, I received a letter from the Social Security Department about the Ticket to Work program. After doing more research into this, I found that I would be eligible to work from my home in an online situation.
Katherine identified her disability to be: hearing loss in both ears and came to VR as a self referral. When she came in she was already employed and hoping DVR would help her maintain her employment as she was having difficulties with her communication exchanges in the workplace.
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