Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the fastest growing developmental disability in the world. Typically diagnosed during early childhood, it can impact a person’s social skills, communication, relationships and self-regulation. It affects people in different ways and to varying degrees. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 1 in 44 children have been identified […]
At school, you are likely learning skills like using a computer and software programs, typing, writing and solving math problems. As you transition from school to employment, you will continue to learn technical skills required to be successful in your chosen career. These are known as hard skills because they are measurable skills that enable […]
In an earlier post, we talked about the importance of community engagement and shared some ideas for community activities. But, how do you remain engaged during unexpected and challenging times like the ongoing pandemic, weather-related disasters or while recovering from an injury or illness?One thing COVID-19 has taught us is that it is important to stay […]
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 […]