Daman Wandke, MBA, Founder and CEO of Wandke Consulting, Wandke Consulting
In part two of the series, Daman will go into his experience of navigating the systems that are often tied to having a disability. Daman has gained much experience and knowledge to share. Throughout college, he navigated the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) system to gain support in earning his undergraduate degree and MBA. Due to the complexity of entrepreneurship, he has extensive personal experience navigating self-employment and SSDI benefits.
Daman utilizes in-home care services which makes Medicaid necessary for his quality of life. He will discuss relocating from Virginia back to Washington State to regain his Medicaid eligibility. He will also discuss how he successfully advocated for Washington State to remove their Medicaid buy-in income limit. Throughout his presentation, Daman will share his journey of navigating systems as the founder and CEO of Wandke Consulting. He will also share tips and tricks with VR counselors assisting people with disabilities navigating through these systems.