Navigating Life After A Rare Neuro-Immune Disorder: Social Security, Benefits, Assistive Technology, and More
June 22 @ 1:00 pm, EDT - 2:00 pm, EDT
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Sandy Hanebrink, OTR/L, CLP
Sandy Hanebrink, OTR/L, CLP is the executive director of Touch the Future, Inc. Sandy was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis in 1985. She is a Paralympian with gold, silver and bronze medals. Has set many national and international records over her career and still holds American records for shot put, discus, javelin and in swimming. Sandy is an occupational therapist who has developed a practice niche in advocacy, assistive technology, and networking individuals with disabilities and service providers to the necessary resources and funding to achieve individual life goals. She has multiple presentations and publications at the local to international levels, including topics on effectively educating and employing individuals with disabilities, reasonable accommodations, disability laws, disabled sports, and assistive technology. Sandy has received many awards and recognitions for her work.
Katherine Treadaway, LCSW, MSCIR
Katherine Treadaway received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and Master of Social Work at Louisiana State University. She started her career at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center on their general medicine floor gaining social work experience on all the units there including telemetry, burn, oncology, OB-GYN, and the ER. She received her board certification in 1998 from the Louisiana State Board of Board Certified Social Work Examiners. When Katherine first moved to Dallas she worked as a case manager at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas on their physical rehabilitation unit for orthopedic and neurologic patients. Katherine has been at the Multiple Sclerosis Program at UT Southwestern since September 2002. She works with a dynamic multidisciplinary team in the MS Clinic and the Pediatric Demyelinating Disease clinic participating in research and patient care. She assists patients by serving as their advocate, locating resources, providing counseling, support and information, and arranging home and outpatient care. She also assisted in the development of the Total Life Care Clinic, a clinic within the MS Clinic, as well as participates in this weekly multidisciplinary clinic for at-risk patients.
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