Employment Planning


Learn about the different types of employment opportunities available to your student and what is required for each.

Once the vocational assessment process is complete, the student will be presented with a variety of training and work options, depending upon the results of the evaluation. Many options and directions are available.

The purpose of this section is to provide an overview of employment options and procedures necessary for the preparation of a student with disabilities to adult life. After reading this section, you should understand the following:

  • Internships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult education
  • Trade and Technical Schools
  • Competitive Employment
  • Supported Employment
  • How Do Parents Know If Their Children Need Supported Employment
  • Sheltered Workshops
  • Other Avenues to Employment
  • Volunteering
  • International Exchange Programs
  • The Military
  • Civilian Service in Military Installations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Opportunities
  • Starting and Maintaining a Business
  • Job Search Methods
  • Developing a Resume
  • Job Application Forms
  • Locating Employers
  • Cold Calls
  • Networking
  • Newspaper Ads
  • Employment Agencies
  • Applying and Interviewing for Jobs
  • Employment Rights in the Private Sector
  • Title I: Employment and the ADA
  • Applicants or Employees With Disabilities in State or Local Government
  • Agencies

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