What happens after High school - Career - College?
There are several different resources for vocational skills training and job placements for people with disabilities. I have listed several of them below, but first - watch this amazing video about Tim! We all can take a lesson or 5 from him.
Tim Harris, owner of Tim's Place, is the country's only restaurant owner with Down's Syndrome. The joy he gets from serving people good food carries over into his diner's most famous export: hugs!
Idaho Able to Work - Growing employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Idaho.
Willing and Able - A job hunting guide for Idahoans with Disabilities.
ODEP - Office of Disability Employment Policy. ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and qualify to employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Skills to pay the bills - this is a free resource to teaching employment "soft skills." “Hard skills” are job-specific. “Soft skills” are essential for success in every field of employment. This free curriculum includes videos and lesson plans designed to engage middle and high school youth as they prepare for the world of work.
Ask Jan - if you have questions about workplace accommodations or the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), this website can help.
Idaho Career Information System - CIS Providing comprehensive career information, resources and services to help you make successful education and career decisions.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a state-federal program whose goal is to assist people with disabilities prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment.
Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PETA) - An initiative promoting the employment, retention, and career advancement of people with disabilities through the development, adoption, and promotion of accessible technology.
Career and Cluster Videos - This web site contains videos that show the type of work people do in nearly 550 careers, organized by the 16 career clusters recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Turning 18 in Idaho - A survival guide for a teenager.
Idaho Wages by Region/Job Title
Job Corps- Nationally, Job Corps offers over 100 different careers to choose from. Information about these careers is available on the website.
The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.