Preparing for Employment

Preparing your child for work starts at a young age. Here, we will focus on skills to equip your young adult for employment during and after high school.

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Seven Pre-Employment Skills for Children with Complex Needs

So, you want your child to find a job. There’s no time to lose, so let’s get started! Ideally, you’re reading this well before you and your teenager approach the job […]

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Transition from High School to Adult Life for Teenagers Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Although “transition” describes the process of moving from one phase to another, in special education, it often refers specifically to the period of time when your teenager is preparing for […]

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What Parents Need to Know About Supported Employment for Individuals with Multiple Disabilities

Supported Employment (SE) is a program established by the federal government in the 1980s that enables individuals with severe disabilities to become employed. It is a complex system that blends […]

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Future Employment Options for Your Child Who Has a Blindness or Low Vision and Multiple Disabilities

The value of successful employment should not be underestimated for your child who is blind or low vision with complex needs. Successful employment provides: All of these contribute to a […]

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Journey to a Successful Work Experience

This series of ten lesson plans is designed to provide professionals with a structured approach for helping teenagers who are blind or low vision seek and prepare for a summer […]

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Putting Your Organization Skills to Work

Author Shannon Carollo shares ideas on the practical application of ECC skills and organization tips to ensure youth with blindness or low vision can independently set-up and navigate their workspace. Organizing Your […]

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