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Career Development Group One

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 5:00pm

 

Brain tumor survivors are more than five times more likely to be unemployed than other childhood cancer survivors. Survivors may face a multitude of effects as a result of their brain tumor and its treatment. The effects may be physical, like loss of vision or hearing or altered gait. They may be cognitive, like slowed processing or memory loss. They may also face behavioral or emotional changes. These changes, whether visible or invisible, are frequently overlooked, minimized, misunderstood or not adequately addressed by educators, vocational programs and employers.

Through a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitative Services, Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation along with University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana, University of Michigan, Hunter College, University of Wisconsin, and Penn State are conducting a pilot program in New York City for young adult brain tumor survivors. The program is designed to increase independence, enhance community integration and improve career options for the survivors.

Each group will complete a six week program and receive follow-up.

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