Career development is an ongoing process that begins in childhood and continues throughout life.
Teens and young adults with disabilities need multiple opportunities to research and try-out various careers through job shadowing, assessment, career research, volunteering, interning, community-based work experience and paid employment.
They also need to learn the academic, functional, job-specific, and “soft” skills needed for success on the job. The transition to employment also involves connecting with agencies that can fund and provide services such as job training and job coaching after high school graduation.
Tools in this section can support your child in each step of the transition to employment process.
How this works
We’ll add new tools regularly. Want to know about new additions? Sign up for our weekly transition news and resources (see blue arrow upper right).
When you click on a link below, you’ll go to a post that will explain the tool. The post will include a free download link.
OCALI Guides (for youth w/ intensive support needs)
Questions or suggestions?
Perhaps you’re wondering which tool to choose, or how to use a particular tool. Or maybe you’d like to suggest a tool for us to add here.
You can email me by clicking on the white envelope in the “Let’s Connect” section of the sidebar. Or you can use the comment section below so we can all join the conversation. I look forward to hearing from you!
Enjoy the journey!
This is an exciting time for your child. Sure, there will be bumps along the way. But there’s much joy, too! As you listen to and learn from one another, your relationship with your child will grow in new ways. Enjoy the journey!
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