This section discusses how to focus on a person?s strengths and abilities to prepare them for employment. It also gives suggestions on how to find and maintain employment.
When people refer to an individual?s disabilities, they are often putting labels or limits on them. It is far better to focus on the person and the skills and abilities they have than to focus on a label; especially on the subject of employment! Each of us have our weakness, but we do not go far by focusing on them. We are the most successful when we identify, encourage and develop our strengths! So let?s go through the journey of the topic of employment with an agreement to try on a different perspective ? one that views everyone as similar and with something positive to contribute.
Employment is one of the main activities of life that makes a person feel like a valuable and accepted part of their community. If an individual gets support and encouragement from their family about their future career from the time they are young, they have more opportunities to think about and pursue a meaningful occupation. The work people do often becomes the foundation of who they are. Investing time and resources in developing a career is even more important than providing material possessions that could be taken away by others, lost, or destroyed. A livelihood provides lifelong security by providing and nourishing experience, knowledge, ability and respectability within the person.
Please remember, it is the family that has the greatest potential to impact a career. This impact begins long before people go to work, continues as they commence work and even goes on into retirement. Now, let?s explore together how to lay the foundation for work so people will experience a full and rewarding life as an adult.
Steps That Assure a Successful Career
Tips for the Individual and/or Family
From Small Beginnings Come Great Careers