Ben has practiced professional rehabilitation counseling in rural communities in Colorado and Northern Nevada where he served migrant farm-workers, Native Americans, and all disability groups in state vocational rehabilitation programs. He is currently director of the rehabilitation services program at Western New Mexico University. Ben has pursued study and research regarding the experience of individuals and families with disabilities in rehabilitation counseling; noting the strength and capacity of families to empower loved ones in overcoming barriers to full community inclusion. Recent publications titles include “Finding Family in Rehabilitation Counseling (2015)” and “Adults with Disabilities: Perceptions of The Impact of Disability on Family (In Preparation).” Ben also maintains a consulting business where he provides forensic/vocational evaluation and rehabilitation services. His professional affiliations include the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) and the National Council for Rehabilitation Education (NCRE).