Q: Why does your book focus primarily on physical injury when there are so many forms of disability, such as learning disability or mental health issues?
A: Two years ago, I was the fortunate recipient of the Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship.
I later learned the award had stringent rules established by the benefactor’s will:
only students with physical disabilities or vision impairment
could receive assistance.
When I started editing Changing Your Work or Career: Howto Explore Self-Employment Options After Injury or Illness I recalled the Schoettler award guidelines and decided to use similar rules to narrow the scope of the material I would include in the book.
I limited the topics to those I had firsthand or related insider information about