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Shelah Riggins has not received any gifts yet
As a survivor of Traumatic Brain-Injury who is too stubborn to give up and yield to the notion that I cannot work due to disability, I have--more than once--been a client of the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. My file has never been closed as successfully employed, though I have gotten jobs during the Voc. Rehab. process (once, I didn't know that I needed to let my counselor know that I had gotten a job on my own, so that my file could be…Continue
Posted on July 15, 2017 at 1:20pm
Folks, we have got to be proactive. The new administration heralds sharp policy changes, changes that will affect TBI survivors and their families.
I am not getting up on a soapbox and telling you how to vote, how to think. I simply implore you to weight the evidence and see if any proposed…Continue
Posted on January 24, 2017 at 2:27am
...Sometimes, you just gotta keep on keepin' on.
With apologies to anyone who had commented on previous blog posts, or who had enjoyed the content of the posts they commented on. I have neglected this forum for quite a while, BUT I am committing to changing that.
Making it through the MSW was not entirely easy for me. There were the issues of my problem with motivation, difficulty getting a Practicum placement, and organizational challenges associated with the type of TBI I…Continue
Posted on October 4, 2014 at 12:25am
I must confess that I have neglected a lot during the past year-and-a-half. I have neglected my three kids, each special and wonderful in his or her own way, and each needing extra input from Dad. I have neglected my mom, who has given mightily to aid me in my quest to finish my my Masters in Social Work (I'm sure it's just ego that makes me think that I am a rarity, a survivor of serious TBI who went on to get a graduate degree, but…Continue
Posted on July 23, 2012 at 1:51am
November 1, 2011
I met for supervision today with the MSW @ The Arc of Spokane. I admire her, for she is focused and perceptive—these are among the qualities I hope to develop as a Social Worker.
I forget what the remark I made was that triggered her memory, but she told me that she had been watching “Glee,” and it reminded her of me. After digressing for a little while, I asked her how it reminded her of me, and she…Continue
Posted on November 1, 2011 at 9:00pm