Since 1999, the Ticket to Work program has helped thousands of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries explore job options. As we commemorate the Ticket to Work program’s 15-year anniversary, and the 25-year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tune into this podcast with Billy Wright. Billy is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, who was paralyzed in a car accident after his time in the military. Billy transitioned into the civilian workforce before the Ticket to Work program was established. Billy reflects on the challenges people with disabilities assume when looking to reenter the workforce, both before and after the Ticket to Work program launched.

Today, Billy serves as the National Program Manager for the disabled veteran’s affirmative action program at the US Department of Veteran Affairs. He has turned the challenges he has experienced into lessons that can help people with disabilities advance their careers.

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