Monday, April 1, 2013

Welcome back: Future Life Planning Part 4

Hello again,
Before we talk about adulthood, we wanted to brainstorm some important skills for getting and keeping a job. You will also begin to see some of the struggles that adults with disabilities have in today’s society.

Job Readiness Skills: By Alyssa
-Be a good listener
         -Eating a healthy meal before a shift
         -Be on time (getting up on time)
         -Be well rested
-Task oriented
-Good hygiene
-Respect the rules, no stealing
-Appropriate with conversation, don’t reveal too much about your personal life at work

Skills that help you get a job:
-Basic math & reading skills
-Filing, sorting, copying
-Physical labor
-Good customer service

Challenges that our population faces (Alyssa & Tara):
-Getting around safely, public transit in smaller communities
-Independent living
-Quality special education
-Good support services
-Social activities
-Adequate agency support with a person centered approach

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