Counselor Carrie Bruce Goes The Extra Mile


The Choice Group counselor Carrie Bruce is committed to bettering the lives of her clients by consistently staying up-to-date with her training. Carrie recently became WiSA certified and will soon start in the Youth Training Program with The Choice Group. After taking the Youth Training Program exam, she will wrap the program up with a case study.

Counselors like Carrie help people understand the many programs available to them by explaining the various programs and their benefits. “WiSA is a very powerful program, and I hope to get the word out,” says Carrie. Trained WISA staff are authorized by the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). They provide clear explanations about disability benefits to qualified individuals, the effects their income will have on their benefits, the availability of work incentives to help the individual transition to self-sufficiency, and how to protect their health benefits. Once these issues have been addressed, individuals can make informed decisions about going to work.

Before moving to Virginia several years ago, Carrie worked with benefits analysis in Indiana. She appreciates that training is broken up between adults and youth, allowing for a more in-depth and focused training opportunity. Carrie currently has one client in the youth transition category and looks forward to using her new skills immediately.

For more information on WiSA and other programs offered at The Choice Group, visit: www.thechoicegroup.com.


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