Sharing the Wealth
The Zany Adventure of a First-Year Counselor
The novel centers on the life and experiences of Jack O’Leary as he begins a career path as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor; himself, with a vision handicap. What he encounters forms the basis of this truly entertaining novel, full of beguiling vignettes as he interacts with the intellectually disabled, fellow counselors, public and private bureaucrats, and business owners as potential employers of disabled workers.
Sharing the WEALTH is a must-read for readers of all ages. Regardless of our station in life, we inevitably interface with children and adults with developmental disabilities. This book not only
helps us to empathize with that segment of our society too often neglected but also to look past
obvious differences to see the possibilities that a sound program can provide by recognizing and
building on a disabled person’s dreams and abilities.