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Career exploration websites

  • Accommodations and the job: DOL
  • United States Department of Labor: Link
  • Career cluster inventory: iseek careers
  • Explore career clusters you can pursue in high school: Achieve Texas
  • Heath Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center: HEATH
  • O'Net Interest Profiler: My Next Move
  • Other ONet interest inventory options: Link
  • Texas Career Check, a tool to explore careers and education options in Texas: Link
  • Texas site where students can explore the costs of living: Reality Check
  • Texas Workforce Solutions' employment exploration document: HS-HG
     Search for volunteer opportunitiesLink
 
Curriculum, activities and lessons
  • A unique online program that utilizes iTunes University to teach a 17 unit course. E-Mentoring Program (EMP) 
  • Comprehensive online textbook and lesson guide for gaining work skill knowledge with 4 units and 16 chapters: Entering the World of Work
  • Comprehensive online textbook and lesson guide for exploring career options with 5 units and 16 chapters: Exploring Careers
  • Eight unit lesson manual for teaching about: Disability Disclosure
  • Financial education lessons (7 activities) designed for elementary students (links will download files): Student WorkbookTeacher Guide
  • Nineteen-minute video with discussion guide created by the Texas Council of Developmental Disabilities: The Next Step
  • Series of links to helpful webpages that can be used for guided lessons (9 lessons): DO-IT
  • Soft skills training created by the Department of Education (30 lessons): Skills to Pay the Bills (and the associated videos)
  • Texas Workforce Solutions' career lessons workbook: When I Grow Up
  • Web design curriculum for youth with disabilities (8 units): Web Design and Development I
  • Work and social skills lessons for students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (10 lessons): WoW
See "Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination Education Resources"
Start making money now online!
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk (find unique or repetitive tasks [e.g., enter information from pictured receipts] that pay small dividends that add up): mturk
  • Use your artistic or computer talents to make $5.00 per task: Fiver
Agency help
 
Division for Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) provides support for people with disabilities obtain and maintain employment (ages 16 and up). 
To contact call (979) 680-5370
Texas Workforce Commission provides employment training, support, and placement for everyone including people with mild disabilities: TWC
  • For more on TWC's youth program see: WIA

 

 

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