Education, Employment and Pursuit of Vocations

Education and vocation planning following secondary school takes detailed attention. School personnel, vocation counselling services, and formal transition clinics may be able to offer you additional guidance. Not everyone seeks additional education beyond school. Your particular strengths and talents should be catalogued to create a program of daily activities that are meaningful and rewarding for you.

  • Education planning meetings should occur at least annually starting around age 13 and include assessment of your personal strengths and interests with focus on your needs and goals
  • Establishing a plan that balances your medical needs and a time for rest with practical issues involving school attendance and academic standards/work demands is important
  • It is important to identify resources for access of necessary equipment and technology that you will need, as well as methods of transportation
  • Empowering you to lead a productive, rewarding and meaningful life, in whatever capacity possible, is critical