Transition to Adulthood - School to Employment

Transition to Adulthood - School to Employment 

Many students with disabilities have the goal of working once they are out of high school, and an emphasis on employment as a means to financial self-sufficiency is highly valued by many people with disabilities. Preparing for employment while the student is still in high school is critical for postsecondary employment success. This course will provide you with strategies for supporting a student with a disability as they transition from high school to postsecondary employment. This course will discuss different options for employment, as well as provide an in-depth understanding of supports for people with disabilities as they enter the workforce.


Hours: 1.25


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-TE3
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Describe ways to support a student with a disability during transition from high school to postsecondary employment.
List skills that can help students with disabilities be successful in post-high school employment.
Define the different levels of employment, including sheltered workshops, supportive employment, and full-time employment.
Distinguish between different government assistance programs for individuals with disabilities who wish to work.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Employment Barriers and Supports A. Where to Work? B. Barriers to Employment C. Types of Employment D. A Special Look at Sheltered Employment E. Review: Bianca F. Vocational Rehabilitation G. Job Coaching H. Job Accommodations I. Employment Supports through the Social Security Administration J. Other Employment Supports K. Review L. Summary Section 3: Skills for Employment A. Career Exploration B. Review: Eddie C. Student Skills D. Skills for a Job Search E. Skills for a Job Interview F. Skills for the Job G. Travel Instruction H. Employment Rights I. Case Study: Project SEARCH J. Review K. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam

Instructor: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Disclosure: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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