Roberto Success Story

Roberto came to the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) in 2010 in search of a job. At that time, he had recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science and was eager to put this knowledge to use in the working world. Roberto was made eligible for services based on a spinal cord injury. This injury made many tasks very difficult for Roberto. He had no use of his left hand and minimal use of his right. He used a power chair for mobility, but relied on family members for many activities of daily living. Roberto was seeking more than just a job, he was seeking independence.

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Nicholas Becerra Success Story

Nicholas Becerra applied for services on 10/01/13 for assistance with finding employment. At the time he was working as a sign waver for 3 hours a week and hated the job, but would not quit until he found something else. He was accompanied by his father, who did a lot of the talking, as Nicholas was diagnosed with Autism and does not talk much.

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Jill Elliott Success Story

Jill Elliott was college educated, and had an MBA. She also had a successful career as a Registered Nurse for 13 years, until one day when she had to take a four-year break in employment due to the exacerbation of her disability. That was when, between the months of September and October 2014, she approached…

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Ian Mac Intire Success Story

When Ian applied for services on 4/22/14, he reported that his largest barriers to employment were due to the extreme anxiety that leads into Agoraphobia and his learning disability. Ian was diagnosed with Chronic Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Specific Learning Disability and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Ian took extra time to consider…

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Chris Hampton Success Story

Chris Hampton came to the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) on 8/25/14. He was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on 6/11/77, one of three children, and has lived in other places, but moved back to Las Vegas in 2012. He quit school in the 9th grade, but obtained a GED in 1996. His disabilities include…

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Catherine Wright Success Story

For over 25 years, Catherine Wright enjoyed a career as a pre-school teacher in university-based child development programs. She was the Lead Teacher and Assistant Director at the Arizona State University, Child Development Center, and most recently was Lead Teacher at the University of Nevada, Child and Family Research Center. Her official job title was…

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Charles Watkins Success Story

VR Nevada helped find Charles Watkins the perfect job at BB’s Cafe. He feels right at home, after working in kitchens for many years and all of his coworkers notice what a great job he does. Carlitha Windom, owner of BB’s Café, said, “I wish all my employees could be like Charles!”

Cletis “Mike” Mikell Success Story

Mike has been diagnosed with Spastic Incomplete Quadriplegia from a motor vehicle accident. He has use of his right side and walks with a cane. He applied for services on 5/16/07, was placed at Nellis Air Force Base Commissary on 9/25/11 in a position of Clerical Support/Data Entry that paid $9.75 an hour for 24…

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VR Nevada – Job Seeker Message

Mechelle Merrill, Rehabilitation Chief for the State of Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, encourages Nevadans with disabilities looking for a job (or trying to keep their job) to contact the rehabilitation team at the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. Increased education, assisted technology or moral support are just a few of the services offered.

VR Nevada helped Joseph Adams at Office Depot

VR Nevada helped Joseph Adams to find a job as a cashier at Office Depot. Joseph loves his job and the interaction with the customers. His supervisor Carlos is greatful for the partnership with VR Nevada and the training and guidance Vocational Rehabilitation provided for Joseph.

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