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Employers and colleagues of veterans living with traumatic brain injury might not know very much about TBI. This section includes information about the kinds of challenges an employee living with TBI might be experiencing on the job, and ways in which employers and colleagues can be supportive and work collaboratively to ensure success for both the employee and the employer.

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Common Employer Questions About Returning Service Members with TBI and/or PTSD

Common Employer Questions About Returning Service Members with TBI and/or PTSD

The more employers know about TBI and PTSD, the more they can help their veteran employees succeed in the workplace.

Tips for Communicating with People with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Tips for Communicating with People with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Not everyone has experience communicating with people with disabilities, but as with anyone, be respectful and courteous.

Hiring Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Dos and Don'ts for Employers and Hiring Managers

Hiring Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Dos and Don'ts for Employers and Hiring Managers

Don't assume that a person with TBI or PTSD can't do a job due to apparent and non-apparent disabilities. Learn other dos and don'ts

The Many Ways Veterans Make Great Employees

The Many Ways Veterans Make Great Employees

"Veterans make great employees," Army veteran William Marquez, Virginia Employment Commission, explains to Adam. Prospective employers should focus more on the veterans' hard work, discipline, and skill level and less on any disability they may have.

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How Can You Help People with TBI Return to Their Jobs?

How Can You Help People with TBI Return to Their Jobs?

Dr. Heechin Chae talks about the best strategies for people with brain injury to return to their jobs, the most important and often difficult one being to return slowly and carefully.

Preparing for a Big Meeting or Presentation at Work After a TBI

Preparing for a Big Meeting or Presentation at Work After a TBI

An important event at work can take careful planning and energy — before and after the event. Adam shares some tips to help you "break a leg."

Training, Supervision and Other Natural Workplace Supports

Training, Supervision and Other Natural Workplace Supports

When it comes to employment, promising practices exist to help transitioning service members with TBI and PTSD. Providing natural workplace supports is one of these practices.

Workplace Mentoring

Workplace Mentoring

When it comes to employment, promising practices exist to help transitioning service members with TBI and PTSD. One such practice is mentoring.

Accommodating Employees with Traumatic Brain Injury

Accommodating Employees with Traumatic Brain Injury

Employers can play a vital role in helping service members and veterans with TBI transition back to work by recognizing the challenges associated with TBI and making necessary adjustments and/or reasonable accommodations.

Customized Employment

Customized Employment

Customized employment is one promising practice to help transitioning service members with combat-related TBI and PTSD succeed in the workplace.

I Know Him, But Who Is He? Adam Shares Tips for Recognizing People After a Brain Injury

I Know Him, But Who Is He? Adam Shares Tips for Recognizing People After a Brain Injury

After his brain injury, Adam had to create strategies to help him associate names with faces — from gleaning identifying factors in conversation to adding photos to his electronic contacts.

Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the Workplace

Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the Workplace

A diverse workforce means different and unique needs among employees. Learn how employees can meet these various needs.

Resilience Related to TBI in the Military: An Overview

Resilience Related to TBI in the Military: An Overview

"When it comes to the treatment of brain injuries ... focusing on the patient and what he wants for himself in the future is the most appropriate approach."

What Do I Tell My Employer?

What Do I Tell My Employer?

Will my boss know that "mild" TBI is much more than mild?

Supporting Employees with TBI

Supporting Employees with TBI

Learn how job accommodations can help employers and employees.

Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Brain Injuries

Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Brain Injuries

For employers to determine effective accommodations for employees with disabilities.

TBI Research Review: Return to Work After Traumatic Brain Injury

TBI Research Review: Return to Work After Traumatic Brain Injury

Returning to work or school after a TBI can come with enormous challenges. Learn more.

Understanding Brain Injury: A Guide for Employers

Understanding Brain Injury: A Guide for Employers

The effort employers put forth can make a tremendous difference to an employee with a brain injury.

 


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