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Internships, Apprenticeships and Mentors

When planning for your future and considering job or continuing education choices, internships, apprenticeships, and mentors can all be helpful in finding the path that is best for you. Internships and apprenticeships can help you explore your work interests and increase your abilities. A mentor is someone who can inspire you, advocate for you, and be a resource in achieving …

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Transition Programs

Transition programs help you to make a successful adjustment from the school setting to higher education or to work. The following are all important parts of a successful transition: If you are currently in high school and have an Individualized Educational Program (IEP), it should include a statement about the transition services you will need. If you become eligible for …

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Applying for Jobs

Applying for your first job is a huge step for many teenagers. Not only are first jobs a great way to earn money, but they’ll give you plenty of experience and work skills along the way. There are a few steps involved in getting a job. Once you find a job opening that you want to pursue, you may need …

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Rights and Responsibilities

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is against the law for certain businesses to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 also prohibits discrimination in employment. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) of 2014 forbids discrimination in employment or in provision of services by any organization that receives Federal funding …

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Options for Action

As a citizen of the State of Maryland, you are entitled to certain rights. Some of these rights are Various state agencies can help you as you prepare to work. At times, you may feel that you have not received the services or assistance you are eligible to receive. There are steps you can take to have your complaints heard. …

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Where the Jobs Are

With so many Resources for You/All Resources available to help people find jobs, it can be confusing and overwhelming on where to start. Here are some suggestions on how to start your search. Finding a job can be a bit overwhelming. Here are some suggestion on how to start your search. Where to start Networking is an important part of …

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Getting the Job You Want

Let’s explore some of these questions to help you find and keep a job as well as moving ahead in your career. If you have someone helping you, they can work with you as you consider these questions and develop skills for successful employment. Tips to help you get and keep the job you want. Finding the Right Job 10 …

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Employment Supports and Services

You do not have to find a job all by yourself! There are a number of places where you can get a lot of good services. These four agencies are a good place to start. If you were in school until you were 21 years old – you should probably start with the Developmental Disabilities Administration, If you are being …