The WARRIOR SPIRIT PROGRAM (provided through Easterseals Rehabilitation Center) is a specialized program for the Veterans who have acquired BRAIN INJURY/PTSD resulting in a medical discharge and early retirement. This type of injury is often labeled "the invisible disability", because the symptoms and impairments are not obvious to those who observe them. In essence, even the family members and friends may see differences, but are not sure how to help the individual. In short, there is more going on than what meets the eye.
Will this program be of benefit to you? A brain injury can occur from a variety of different sources: falls, motor vehicle accidents, IED explosions, traumatic blows or assault, complications from disease or surgery. It may or may not involve loss of consciousness. If this has happened to you, you may not be aware of the impact of the injury or understand why you suddenly experience changes and difficulty in performing daily activities, including those tasks associated with the performance of military duties. It is understandable that you may not know what actions you can take to restore or recover abilities lost due to the injury. You may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of having to choose a new career path that might involve pursuing post-secondary education, certifications or training at colleges or tech schools in order to qualify for a job. Learning about the nature of your disability, disclosure, how to get compensation during this process, and learning about accommodations in employment or education may make decision making easier.
If you need assistance in job seeking skills, interviewing skills, developing a resume, assistance with education, assistance in obtaining medical services or counseling services, housing or transportation assistance, you may benefit from this program.* For more information about this program or to schedule a visit, call Easterseals at 210-614-3911 ans ask for the WARRIOR SPIRIT PROGRAM at extension 38.
*Veterans of the US Military Services may be eligible for a variety of programs to provide assistance with education, training, employment, and quality of life issues or concerns. To find out more about eligibility for these services, programs, and more, contact the San Antonio VA at Frank Tejeda Clinic, 5788 Eckhert Road, San Antonio, TX 78240. You will be assigned to a VA counselor to guide you through the process.