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Getting a Job

Businessman in a wheelchair smiling, colleagues in background businessman smiling young man with Down Syndrome, working at a desk with a cup of coffee next to his keyboard

There’s nothing like the feeling of getting that first paid job. Some youth with disabilities may feel like paid employment is out of their reach, but it does not have to be. Families and youth can work towards that first job by focusing on building skills employers want, developing good work habits, discussing the impact of disability if necessary, and showcasing talents and a positive attitude during the interview process.

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