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“Going to Work” – a new video series – by youth for youth

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“Going to Work” – a new video series – by youth for youth

by MARY MAZZONI on DECEMBER 22, 2012

 

What if your teen could learn about the world of work from young adults with disabilities who love their jobs?

These young people have learned about networking, disability disclosure, interviewing, and job accommodations through first hand experience. They tell it like it is in the brand new “Going to Work” video series by Wisconsin Youth First.

Sharing their stories

You and your teen will meet six young people with diverse interests, perspectives, talents, and disabilities. You’ll gain valuable insights as they share their personal journeys from school to jobs they truly enjoy.

Each brief video focuses on a different employment topic.

You can download the videos for free here:

Video #1 – Meet the characters

Video #2 – Understanding your disability/ self advocacy

Video #3 – Disclosing your disability

Video #4 – Job interview skills

Video #5 – Asking for accommodations on the job

More great resources

Wisconsin Youth First hosts a “by youth for youth”  website with many great resources.

Their “Going to Work” page has links to many helpful sites and free tools. Check it outhere.

Your turn

Do you have experiences to share? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Do you know young people who would like to share their stories? We’d love to feature them in a Life After IEPs post! They can email me using the white envelope in the sidebar.

Let’s learn from one another!

If you know someone who might benefit from this post – please pass it on! Thanks!

Related posts

Here are some other posts you may find helpful on the journey to employment:

Explore careers with ‘My Next Move’

Talking to kids about disabilities

What’s the ’411 on Disability Disclosure’?

Job Accommodations under the ADA

 

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Author: clancy119

I am a wife and mother of two grown boys. I am a passionate advocate for disabilities rights. I am a retired Senior Support Analyst for Bank of America. I love to read different quotes, and have a blog called "Quote Me". Words have great meaning to me. I also believe you have to have a positive attitude to get anywhere in life. That's why I have another blog called "Nagative Can =Positive". Hope you enjoy these two blogs

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