Posts tagged with "Teen Fact Sheet"

Maintaining Continence at Camp and Sleepovers

There is no vacation from neurogenic bowel and bladder... but it doesn’t have to ruin your vacation.

Developing Job Skills

Getting a summer job is a great way to develop skills and gain experiences that will help you to get a job later on. Skills you learned as a young child (learning to talk, taking turns) and in elementary school (learning to read and write, finishing work on time) are important for career preparation, like a summer job.

Getting a Summer Job

Getting a summer job is a good way to explore career options and learn important job skills. Two options to start with are to get either a volunteer or a part-time job.

How to Prepare a Resume

A resume is an advertisement about you. It tells a person who might hire you for a job all about you. It stresses your good points and skills. Make sure your resume is typed neatly with correct spelling and information. Take it with you to a job interview to leave with the interviewer. Also take it with you to complete an application.

Know Your Rights

Because our society values work, our government has passed laws to help people with disabilities become educated and find work. These laws make sure you have:

Depression

Everybody goes through periods of feeling down. Teens with a chronic condition have a higher rate of depression. Although depression is thought to have a biological cause, a high level of stress, low self-esteem, and many different emotions can also bring about depression. Living with a disability affects everyone differently.

Bullying

Any tween or teen can be bullied. Bullies normally pick on those who are younger than them, have few friends, are different from them, or are easily intimidated. Being bullied is not your fault.

Life After High School

The more education you have, the more choices you have for work and career. Many people find that a high school education is not enough. You may want to consider an educational program after high school to prepare you for work and career:

Self Advocacy

Self advocacy means gaining the ability to speak up for yourself and to make your own decisions. Being your own advocate will help you with every challenge you may face as you transition from being a teen to an adult.

Staying Safe

Your own safety is one of the most important things you can protect. While it is impossible to prepare for every situation you may encounter in life, remembering these simple recommendations in situations can help to guard your well-being.

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