Your interests, strengths, and aspirations
Your employer wants you to be successful in your position! If you have a disability (for example, PTSI or traumatic brain injury) ask for what you need to succeed. Remember that under the ADA and under state laws you have a right to an accommodation at work.
People with disabilities are in all types of jobs and career sectors. You are not limited to special career choices because of a disability.
Start by considering your talents—what type of skills or activities come easily to you. Then consider a career that uses these talents. Finally, consider what accommodations you might need given the limitations of your disability and the tasks involved in this career.
There are many assumptions about disability and what types of careers people with disabilities can enter. Veterans with newly acquired disabilities might be applying these assumptions to themselves.
Many employers are now starting to realize that people with disabilities not only make good employees, they also add to the business by bringing a unique perspective. An employee with a disability may connect and serve customers with disabilities more effectively, adding value to the business.