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5 Tips for Assisting People with Disabilities in Choosing a Career

5 Tips for Assisting People with Disabilities in Choosing a Career

World of work is changing and the job market is becoming competitive. It is important for disabled people to have information and resources to choose a job they want. In this article, we’ll share five tips on how you can help people with disabilities decide on a career path.

Be patient

It can be difficult for people with disabilities to decide on a career. Especially if they lack experience or knowledge in the field. Give them time and space to explore their options, and let them know that you’re available to help as needed.

Encourage creativity and innovation 

People with disabilities often have creative minds. That is a plus point, when it comes to finding a new career direction. You could suggest things like working in the arts or making things from scratch that fit this trait.

Offer support through your network

Many businesses are eager to hire people with disabilities, but they may not know how best to go about it. Inform your friends and family members of your interests. This will help ensure they pass along appropriate job leads or referrals. Reach out to these businesses yourself!

Believe in them

As long as you believe in their potential and capabilities, nothing else matters! Be patient while they figure out their interests. Help them along the way instead of telling them what to do, and be there for them no matter what happens.

Be flexible

We should show our flexibility while dealing with disabled people. Just because someone has a disability doesn’t mean they can’t pursue any type of career opportunity. They might just need some extra assistance getting started or finding the right tools or resources.

Participate in disability issues

Get involved in disability-related activities and communities near where you live or work. Often, a lot of knowledge and resources are available through community organisations. These can help guide your decision-making process when it comes to choosing a career path. In addition, getting involved will give you the opportunity to network with other people who share your interests!

Hence, there is no “right” answer when it comes to choosing a career path—whatever makes you happy and fulfilled is what counts! And it may not be easy to find information about different careers. So, you might want to talk to an occupational therapist who specialises in helping people figure out possible career paths.

Talk to us if you need any help for you and your loved ones; Bharosa is always available!

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