ERIC Number: ED420956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
When Your Teenager Is Injured: Preparing for Work and Adulthood.
Lash, Marilyn; Kahn, Paul; Wolcott, Gary
Designed for parents of students with physical injuries, this guide provides information to help families plan for the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Chapter 1 discusses shifting goals and expectations, including getting work experience, having friends and dating, and becoming independent. Chapter 2 addresses job exploration and planning for the future. This chapter outlines possible transition goals for high school students, what should be included in Individualized Education Programs (IEP), and stresses the need for the students and parents to take an active role in the job exploration and planning process. Tips are provided for participating in the IEP team meetings. Chapters 3 and 4 explore getting a job, barriers for people with disabilities, and employment rights included under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Chapter 5 provides suggestions for securing competitive employment, sample application letters and resumes, and steps for preparing for a job interview. Chapter 6 discusses how to evaluate job qualifications and questions employers may ask. The final two chapters describe how to build a network of adult services to meet employment and training, housing, and financial assistance needs. Each chapter includes real-life experiences of individuals with disabilities. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Exploration, Civil Rights, Employment, Employment Interviews, High School Students, High Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Physical Disabilities, Resumes (Personal), Transitional Programs, Work Experience
Research and Training Center in Rehabilitation and Childhood Trauma, New England Medical Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 750 Washington Street, #75K-R, Boston, MA 02111; telephone/TDD: 617-636-5031; fax: 617-636-5513.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New England Medical Center, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990