By high school, you likely already transitioned multiple times. As you consider life after high school as a person with disabilities, think about how you would like to engage in your community. Are you interested in getting a job, attending post-secondary school or participating in a day support program to build valuable skills?
Community integration is important because we all need to feel connected with others. As active members of the community, people with disabilities have richer life experiences and more fulfilling lives. The community is also enriched when everyone participates. Find ways to get involved with your community.
Finding the right job is a lot like buying pants, or any type of clothing, really. You can look around for a job that you think you might like, but how do you know if it’s a good fit? Learn how a situational assessment through an employment service provider, like Didlake, can help you find a job that fits you perfectly.
What’s your dream job? The answer is probably different for all of us. The reason it’s your dream job is probably even more varied. There are so many different jobs you could do and different motivations to do them, but there are factors that all good jobs share. Learn what characteristics make job positions, the workplace, and employers good.
Volunteering is an incredible way to contribute to the greater good while making new friends, learning new skills, exploring interests and passions, and connecting with the community. Learn about the benefits of volunteering and how to find an opportunity that’s right for you.
Approximately 12.3% of people served/employed at Didlake are on the autism spectrum. They are employees, consumers of employment services, and consumers of our day support and community inclusion programs. As the number of individuals on the autism spectrum exiting high school continues to grow, the need for the services and employment opportunities Didlake provides will […]
Stress is part of life Stress is a naturally occurring physical reaction and it is a part of everyday life. We all experience it from time to time. Not all stress is bad. Individuals vary in the way they experience, react to and cope with stress. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other disabilities may […]
People in the United States have recognized Mental Health Awareness Month in May since 1949 to raise awareness about mental health. During Mental Health Awareness Month, consider that healthy means not only being physically healthy, but mentally healthy. Understand the warning signs and symptoms and where to turn for help.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopment disorder that affects the way the brain functions. The autism spectrum is broad and varied and no two people are alike. Each person has their own strengths and abilities that everyone should celebrate.
Choosing an Employment Services Organization (ESO) to provide you with job coaching is no different than when you purchase other services. While you may not be purchasing job coaching services directly, you should still make sure you are going to receive quality services. So, how do you ‘kick the tires’ on an ESO?