Building a Life

A transition guide for Kansans

Employment & Work

Because adults spend so much time at work, it’s a good idea to choose jobs and career paths that match one’s interests and talents. This means spending the time exploring a number of options to come up with a good fit. There are many ways to do this - including visiting workplaces, talking with people in different occupations, and trying out different jobs. Tools are available to help your young adult figure out what they might like to do. Another option to think about is small business ownership. Many people with disabilities have found that this is the best route to employment and can be very fulfilling. Many jobs require training and education to even get a foot in the door, so career planning goes hand in hand with planning for post-high school education. Important things to consider are:

  • What are their talents and interests?
  • What kinds of supports do they need for employment?
  • Do they need assistive technology?
  • What jobs are available in their community?