The Basics

On DB101, there are four articles offering specific tips for parents about important areas of transition as your child grows into an adult.

This article, Tips for Parents: Working, talks about employment opportunities for young adults with disabilities, and the programs and laws that exist to support and protect working people with disabilities. This article also gives advice on how you can help your child become prepared for work.

The possibility of work for people with disabilities, including those with severe disabilities, is more of a reality than ever before. Many people with disabilities have meaningful jobs that they enjoy and are good at doing. It is important to know that, with proper planning and preparation, there are many ways to make work possible for your child after they complete school. With job accommodations, assistive technology, appropriate training, and support, many work goals are now possible that weren’t possible in the past.