Request-Connect With the Community of People With Disabilities



Volunteering allows you to make new friends, have fun, help in your community and learn new skills which will help you transition to an eventual job and career.  Service to one's community as well as the experience gained by volunteering often lead to lifelong careers. During your time as a volunteer it will be key for you to make regular entries into a journal which you can reference and share both personally and through the social media like Facebook and Twitter.

Your task will be to get inspired by the determination of others who face difficulties and challenges, find and use volunteer opportunities in your community to make career decisions, and help you discover your "mission" in life.

After viewing the videos below, select the green button marked process,  you will learn the processes of letter and resume writing, and master the interview process.  You will also be given choices of how you want to persue this Quest, either alone, with a partner, or in a group. It is a part of a journey, fun adventure. This process could lead to your first job. Good Luck!


Never Give Up, By Nicholas James Vujicic @ www.attitudeisaltitude.com

Description: Never Give Up, is about one of the most miraculous people. Nicholas Vujicic, a man born without arms or legs, who gives motivational speeches to young people, has a very important message. He says-“With words of encouragement, you can save a person’s life.” By overcoming obstacles and challenges, he is inspired to NEVER GIVE UP! “Find what you like to do. Make the choice to do something good. Life is worth living when you find a purpose. Nothing is impossible. Be the change you want to be.” Please view as much of this as possible. It’s long, but well worth it.
Overcoming Obstacles

Description: These success stories are very inspirational, students with different disabilities and how they had self-determination. Everyone can contribute to our world, we need to make connections. You can see and admire their stories. They can inspire us on our own paths.
Famous People with Disabilities

Description: The major barrier to employment of people with disabilities are attitudinal barriers.
Jobs, possibilities, for People with Disabilities

Description: "Reach out and touch somebody’s hand, make this world a better place, if you can.” You can make a world of difference in the life of people, they can also impact your life in a positive way. “People, people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world.”

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Stephen Hawking: Asking big questions ...

Description: "Where are we from? Are there Aliens? Our only chance...our future is space. My disability has not given me a disability."

Description: Inspire, communicate, overcome adversiity, "decisions shape destiny"
Dev. disabilities community support, Life Skills

Description: self advocacy by students

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