As a parent of a child with a disability, you know how difficult it can be to find a good balance of supporting and helping your child while also encouraging their independence. If your child has engaged in job training through us, there are several things you can do to encourage their success and independence.
- Practice time management—A big part of vocational job training involves practicing effective time management. Help your child identify ways they can better manage their time at home, so this skill can carry over to their employment. For example, consider working on a schedule with them they can rely on throughout the day.
- Discuss ways to solve problems—During vocational job training, your child will learn how to solve work-related problems. Practice how to effectively solve issues at home by talking through different problems and discussing a few different ways to solve them.
- Support but don’t hover—You want your child to succeed, and this can lead to you trying to do more than necessary. Allow your child to discover their independence. As an adult with a disability, your child likely wants to achieve more independence and successfully maintain independent employment.
If you want to learn more about our job training options for adults with disabilities, contact us today. We are here to help your child succeed and with your support, they can become successful on a professional level.