There are many things you can do to improve your chance of finding work!
Get more education:
If you didn't finish high school, you can go back to school and get a GED, or General Education Degree.
If you finished high school, you can look at colleges that have special programs for people with disabilities.
There are adult education programs, where you can improve your skills. To find a program near you, go to the National Literacy Directory.
Get some job experience:
Apprenticeships or internships —These can help you learn skills needed for a specific job.
Volunteer —If you volunteer at a workplace that interests you, you can get experience, learn work skills, and show the employers that you are responsible. Many volunteer jobs lead to paid jobs!
Be creative — start your own business:
- Do you have a skill or interest that people might pay for? Examples: start a dog-walking service, make jewelry and sell it online, be a companion for an older person.
Connect with a support organization and ask them for advice on all of these options!