Jim Hasse, a Global Career Development Facilitator who has cerebral palsy, summarizes the essential career development strategies to follow for career coaching your high school youngster with special needs. Career Book 3 outlines six strategies for helping your youngster grow in self-confidence and nine strategies for discovering disability's competitive edge in tomorrow's job market - all based on the road map recommended by the US National Career Development Guidelines and on Jim's 29 years of corporate experience (10 of them as Vice President for Corporate Communication at Foremost Farms USA). He's an Accredited Business Communicator and owner of Hasse Communication Counseling, LLC. He and his wife, Pam, live in Madison, Wisconsin.
Chris Chappell, a C6-7 Quadriplegic, is a dedicated disability advocate. From peer mentoring, career counseling, life-coaching and legislative crusading, Chris has been on the front lines of SCI (Spinal Cord Injury/Paralysis) advocacy for more than 15 years. In addition to his corporate career as Vice President of Investments at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Graduate Relations Coordinator at Craig Hospital, Chris has a successful commercial Voiceover and Audiobook narration business (Dublot, LLC). Chris and his family reside in Littleton, Colorado.
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Excellent resource - Great pointers for parents
I would certainly recommend this book - A great resource. Hasse clearly outlines some action items parents can take to help coach their high schooler with special needs for future employment success.
The details on what an employer looks for and how an applicant with special needs can position himself/herself to address the employers concerns. As well as the portions about what are likely to be areas of demand that would be suitable career targets.
Chappell's presentation is clear, and well paced. His reading made the text easy to listen to and understand.
Using volunteer activities now to start building a resume' that demonstrates his abilities.
This is a great addition to my special needs resource library.
- Mary J Krohn