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Workplace Accommodations >>>

Individuals with disabilities often need supports and accommodations to be successful on the job. Youth need to be provided with opportunities to learn about the accommodations they need and laws that protect individuals with disabilities. Learning how to communicate accommodation needs in school and other settings prepares youth for the workplace.

Supported Employment >>>

Supported employment provides individualized supports to persons with disabilities in work settings in their community. This can allow people to earn comparable wages, work with others with and without disabilities, and experience the same benefits of employment as other employees of the company.

Volunteer Experiences >>>

Participation in volunteer activities is linked to increased engagement in employment, improved job skill sets, and a successful transition from school to work. Involving students with disabilities in volunteer and community service activities positively affects educational attitudes, provides a quality work experience, and is a great resume builder.

American Job Centers >>>

American Job Centers (also commonly known as Workforce Centers) offer one-stop job training, education, and employment services. They can help high school youth with career exploration and be a resource for young adults looking for employment supports and opportunities.

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Transition Planning > Preparing for Employment

To successfully transition to the world of work, youth should use the school years to explore careers and engage in meaningful work experiences. Parents can help by becoming aware of community resources that help support employment, and advocate for social skill and work skill development through targeted activities listed in the IEP.