During the 25th anniversary year of the ADA, we have created a new initiative to help solve one of the chief barriers to employment for people with disabilities, the lack of a high school diploma. For individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI), the challenges of finding an accessible general educational development (GED) program compounds this problem, creating a particular set of barriers that often result in underemployment. The Vocational Rehabilitation Program at RIC seeks to address these issues by offering accessible GED classes at our downtown location.
ABOUT REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is dedicated to providing the highest-quality patient care through integrated research, scientific discovery, and education for the purpose of maximizing the recovery of the individuals in our care. RIC has been ranked the #1 rehabilitation hospital in the country (U.S. News and World Report) every year since 1991 because of its world-class clinical care, and has the #1-ranked rehabilitation research program (NIH) due to its ground-breaking approach to finding solutions for some of the most medically complex conditions, including spinal cord injury.