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Disability stalls teen's military dream

Standing between Rik Donovan and his dream job is an aptitude test that he cannot read.

For as long as the 16-year-old Orillia teen can remember, he has planned on being a cook with the Canadian Forces.

“That’s like my (No. 1) goal,” Donovan said. “I just want to help, to do whatever I can.”

But the teen said he’s having difficulty joining because the forces won’t help him.

Donovan has a mild intellectual learning disability, which means he cannot read, or write, very well.

The Canadian Forces Aptitude Test (CFAT) is a mandatory test for all applicants.

No assistance can be given during the CFAT, said Lt. Joseph Frey with the Canadian Forces recruiting group headquarters at CFB Borden, west of Barrie.

via Disability stalls teen’s military dream – The Barrie Examiner – Ontario, CA.

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