Work or internship opportunities

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Students who have done work or internships during high school are more likely to find and keep a job after high school!

Research has shown this. So it's important to take advantage of any chance to do some kind of work.

Here's what you can do:

  • Talk to your child about their interests, and about good work habits. Find ways to give them responsibilities at home.

  • Ask their IEP team about internship options.

  • Call the Mass Rehab Commission (see last screen!)

  • Look for volunteer options.

  • Be creative! Ask people you know, and search online for projects that others have done to get work experience.

  • Ask your town if they have internship opportunities, or if local businesses hire young adults with disabilities.

  • Go the Exceptional Lives Resource Directory to look for programs that can help your child find work. (Click on the title to open it in a new tab on your screen.) Look in the Education & Employment section.

Source: Employment Policies Institute