Helping You Navigate School and Work
Bleeding and blood disorders can affect attendance and performance at school and work. The School and Career Counselors at the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center (IHTC) help you talk with teachers, co-workers, and employers to keep you safe at school or on the job.
When you have a bleeding or blood disorder, you might need special accommodations—or supports—at school. Our School and Career Counselors will help you understand your rights and help you to talk with school staff. They can act as your advocate and explain to administrators, teachers and other school staff how your condition might affect your attendance and learning in school. They will also teach them ways to keep you safe.
The process of growing up and becoming more independent has many challenges. IHTC School and Career Counselors want to help you to make a Successful Transition to Adult Responsibility (STAR). STAR is about learning to take care of yourself academically, socially and medically. Our School and Career Counselors can help students learn how to become more independent. They offer support and guidance for parents too.
College brings new excitement and new challenges to all students. Having a bleeding or blood disorder is a big thing to think about when planning for college. IHTC School and Career Counselors can help you with this new step in your life. They understand how a bleeding or blood disorder can affect your college choices. They can help with college planning and financial aid information. They can also help you put a plan in place to support your medical needs and help you reach your academic goals. If you are not sure what you want to study, they can do some Career Interest Assessments with you.
If you are looking for work or a career change, our School and Career Counselors can help! We can help you think about your choices; help you write a resume, or connect you to work agencies. Depending on your condition, you might need special supports at work. Our School and Career Counselors can help you explain your needs and teach managers about how a bleeding or blood disorder might affect your work. We also offer Career Interest Assessments if you are looking for a new career!