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Whether taking classes online or finding a seat in a lecture hall that makes you feel safe, Adam shares ideas for vets with TBI and PTSD returning to school.
Adam knows that the expression, "the world is your oyster" can sound exciting or scary, especially for veterans with TBI figuring out what to do after being in the military.
Adam talks about how easy it is to set up the accommodations you may need when in college with a TBI or PTSD by first getting documentation from your doctor.
The military provides three meals a day, shelter, uniforms, and a structured schedule. The civilian side does not. Adam talks about what to be aware of when transitioning from military to civilian life.
Adam shares his story of how polytrauma care at the VA changed his life after brain injury, including the unintended consequence of wanting to return to college.
From taking notes on a laptop during class to using a voice recorder to tape a lecture to review later, technology can help veterans with brain injury succeed in college. Adam shares his first-hand knowledge.
Adam knows from experience that using any accommodations in college for brain injury or other injuries is always confidential, so veterans returning to college need not worry.
Adam shares his experience of returning to school twice, the second time equipped with strategies and tools to help with his brain injury. "The experiences were night and day," he says.
Resources for veterans going to college — from getting started to money matters.
Here are some valuable resources that can help veterans with TBI get started as they transition from military to student life.
Here are some valuable resources that can help veterans with TBI with the financial aspects of transitioning from military to student life.
Here are some valuable resources that can help veterans with TBI succeed as they transition from military to student life.
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In 1990, Kelli Gary fell asleep at the wheel and sustained a severe brain injury. Along a bumpy but ultimately successful path, Dr. Gary earned her bachelor of science degree, two masters degrees, and a PhD.