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(10.22) How can I work with my child’s teachers and other staff to promote the skills necessary for my child to enter a vocational education program?

(10.22) How can I work with my child’s teachers and other staff to promote the skills necessary for my child to enter a vocational education program?

Make sure that vocational objectives are written into your child’s IEP by communicating your expectations that your child will work as an adult. It is never too early to begin. Make sure that grooming, physical fitness, mobility, communication, and social skills are emphasized and mastered. The sooner basic skills are developed, the sooner emphasis can shift to specific vocational skills.

You can assign household responsibilities from an early age. You can also make sure that your child is involved in community activities and experiences, especially leisure activities. Take an active role in getting your child as many vocational activities and experiences as possible.