3 Ways You Can Start Working with People with Disabilities
It can be difficult to narrow down your options when you decide you’d like to start working with individuals with cognitive or developmental disabilities. That’s probably because there are so many follow-up questions -- do I need special training? How do I even start? Will it be costly to do so?
We understand, and we’re here to help.
The most important aspect of working with an individual with a disability is being willing to, as Jana Thomas put it, “let your guard down, set aside your clinical perspective and really get to know another human being who happens to have a disability.”
If you’re ready to jump in, we have three options to help as you get started finding the perfect fit.
More often then not, people hear that I work for a company which provides services for adults, and some children, with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and they have no idea what that means. Most people have heard of a day program, but think it's more like daycare compared to what it really is. We are not a daycare, and I plan to tell you exactly what we do and why we do it!