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.
Making a Great Impression in a Job Interview
You landed the job interview! Congratulations! Now what? By this point you’ve likely spent significant time and effort exploring different careers, writing resumes and filling out job applications. The work isn’t over. Now, it is time to prepare for the interview so you can make a great first impression. Here are some tips on how […]
Promoting Inclusion During Autism Acceptance Month
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 […]
Practicing Soft Skills for Workplace Success
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 […]
Staying Engaged Virtually
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 […]
Preparing for Life After High School for Students with Disabilities
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 – You Won’t Know Unless You Try
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.
You Need a New Pair of Pants
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 Makes A Job Good?
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.
The Value of Volunteering
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.