A job can provide a sense of accomplishment and pride and have an enormous effect on our overall life satisfaction. Finding the right job is not easy and can be especially challenging for individuals with disabilities. A good transition plan will help students prepare and acquire the right skills for the right job.
Being prepared for the job world involves a variety of skills. Students can prepare by learning good social skills, grooming skills, work ethics, and specific job skills.
There are many different types of job situations that might be appropriate and rewarding to an individual with a disability. Some people are able to work in full or part-time positions while others may need supported employment. Still others might create their own microboard or work as volunteers.
Utilize the Workplace Flexibility Toolkit developed by the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Women’s Bureau
Workforce Centers are part of the Georgia Department of Labor and provide a variety of services including helping individuals explore career options through personal assessment and counseling, train for a job, and find the financial resources to help with preparing for work.
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency operates five programs to help people with disabilities become productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment. The largest of the programs are Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program, Disability Adjudication Services, and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. Two other unique programs serve consumers with visual impairments: the Business Enterprise Program and Georgia Industries for the Blind.