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But What If I Do Not Like This Internship and It Is the Only One Offered?  

It is important to identify what careers a student has an interest in before committing them to an internship that they have no interest in whatsoever. Ideally, the students should be allowed to explore a variety of careers before going … Read More

Disability Mentoring Day. A Positive Step for Your Students to the Workplace

There are a number of ways to honor National Disability Employment Awareness Month.   We recently posted a blog about the increasing numbers of employers who are opening their doors to those with disabilities. Our goal is to get students, … Read More

No Limits: Florida ARC Launches Careers With Its Innovative PALS Program

  A Blue Print for Transition Success    “He went from sitting on the couch at home to creating his own hydroponic produce business.”  “She was the first person with Downs Syndrome to graduate and receive her license in Cosmetology from … Read More

Downs Syndrome Can’t Slow Down This College Grad

“Down syndrome is merely an obstacle, not an insurmountable barrier for Cameron” “Cameron knew forever and a day that she wanted a career in beauty, hair care and make-up.”  But Hair Care and Cosmetology are regulated industries, explains Dondie Roper, … Read More

Find Your Fit, Find Your Future: Embrace the Mandate for Career Exploration

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was designed to help youth with disabilities make a smooth transition from high school to employment or higher education. To make smooth transitions a reality, WIOA asks Vocational Rehabilitation and Education agencies to … Read More

Honoring, Elevating and Welcoming Those With Down Syndrome

October is the official month designated to create awareness about Down’s Syndrome. We would specifically like highlight the accomplishments of those with Downs and hopefully inspire others to recognize what an incredible asset they can be to your workplace, community … Read More

The One Thing We Insisted Be Included in IEP Meetings for our Son With Autism

Focus on the positive not the negative or perceived shortcomings. According to this parent, “For every characteristic that can be classified as a “problem”, there’s a flip side – something that actually works as a benefit for my son. It’s … Read More

Be Inclusive. Be A Friend!

What does it mean to be a friend? It’s National Bullying Prevention Month! That’s why we wanted to take a moment to encourage you to make a difference with your students. As a teacher, it’s impossible to know each interaction … Read More

Businesses Opening Doors For Those With Disabilities. Are Your Students Ready?

According to a recent article in Disability Scoop “Corporate America is increasingly working to include people with disabilities with a new report finding that a growing number of companies are actively recruiting from this population. In a survey of 110 companies … Read More

Capturing the Hearts and Minds of Students …and a Little Fishing Too

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Experiential Learning in this Classroom Doubles Employment Outcomes and Eliminates Behavior Issues David Yunker and his Oxnard, CA High School class have just returned from fishing.  Not only have they caught a few fish, but David has captured the hearts and … Read More