- Know who you are, what you like and what you want. Read more »
Take time to get to know yourself. Get involved with school and community activities to discover your interests, skills and values.
- You probably have more strengths than you think you do. Read more »
Compare your own list of strengths with what your family or friends view as your strengths. Talk with your teacher and guidance counselor to identify even more.
- What you don’t like is just as important as what you do like. Read more »
Figure out what you don’t like to help you make your career choice.
- You can’t get there without knowing where you are going! Read more »
Goals help you get what you want, improve your performance and keep you motivated.
- Having a disability doesn’t totally define who you are. Read more »
You can learn to accept and appreciate differences in people, get and use accommodations, and creatively get things done in a nontraditional way.
- Figure out how you learn best. Read more »
Use your learning style to make the most of your time, choose between two instructors and still have some time left over for fun.
- Communication is the key to getting what you want. Read more »
For example, clearly state what you need, listen to what others think and negotiate your differences.
- Your interests, skills and abilities are ever changing. Read more »
Talk with your friends, family and teachers about ways to explore new endeavors.
- Create your own success story. Read more »
Many people with disabilities set and reach their goals in life. Self knowledge, using your strengths and advocating for your needs make a winning combination.
- Need practice for college? Read more »
Start with your IEP meeting. Know what your rights are in high school and begin expressing your interests, desires and preferences.