Ticket to Work: Support for People Who Have a Disability and Want to Work

employed while on dialysis- Ticket to work - kidney talk

Dan OBrien - employed while on dialysis - Ticket to Work - Kidney TalkGoing back to work and finding a job can be difficult when you have a disability.  Dan O’Brien, Deputy Associate Commissioner for Social Security’s Office of Employment Support Programs, explains to Lori what the Ticket to Work program is, who is eligible to apply and how to participate. Being employed while on dialysis is possible. In this interview you will learn how it can help you and what you need to do to get started.

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With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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