Amazon eBooks: Cerebral Palsy Career Builders for Each Age

Here are 12 Amazon eBooks which, together, outline 129 quick tips you, as a parent, may find helpful as you mentor your youngster with cerebral palsy (CP).

You can download each eBook for FREE during one week in every 90-day quarter. That schedule is always a little erratic, so put yourself on my weekly e-mail notification list. I'll then let you each Wednesday which eBook is FREE during the following week.

Seven books for parents who seek disability insight

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Each of the seven Little Books takes about 40 minutes to read. Each illustrates and summarizes the essential career builders for your youngster’s age group – all through seven transformation stories about my personal experience as a person with CP.

Little Book 1 - about self-confidence in elementary students
- FREE June 30 - July 4, 2017.

Little Book 2 - about disability's edge for middle school students
- FREE June 2-6, 2017.

Little Book 3 - about reaching out for high school students
- FREE July 7-11, 2017.

Little Book 4 - about emotional intelligence for college students
- FREE August 18-22, 2017.

Little Book 5 - about disability-at-work issues for new job finders
- FREE June 30 - June 23-27, 2017.

Little Book 6 - about doing well at work for young job finders
- FREE July 14-18, 2017.

Little Book 7 - about disability inclusion for young job seekers
- FREE June 9-13, 2017.

Five books for career coaching with disability in mind

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Each of these five books (available in electronic and paperback formats) also takes about 40 minutes to read. Career Book 2, Career Book 3 and Career Book 4 as well as Little Book 2 are available as audiobooks

Each illustrates and summarizes the essential career development strategies to follow for your youngster’s age group – all based on the roadmap recommended by National Career Development Guidelines (NCDG) and my experience as a Global Career Development Facilitator and as a person with CP and mainstream work experience.

Career Book 1: 17 Career-readiness Strategies for Parents of Elementary School Students With Special Needs
- FREE June 16-20, 2017.

Career Book 2: 16 Career-readiness Strategies for Parents of Middle School Students With Special Needs
- FREE July 21-25, 2017.

Career Book 3: 15 Career-readiness Strategies for Parents of High School Students With Special Needs
- FREE August 4-8, 2017.

Career Book 4: 16 Career-readiness Strategies for Parents of College Students With Special Needs
- FREE July 28 through August 1, 2017.

Career Book 5: 16 Career-readiness Strategies for Parents of New Job Finders With Special Needs
- FREE August 11-15, 2017.

Make it easy on yourself (and save 36 bucks)

Each of my eBooks sells for $2.99 on Amazon.

But, here’s a secret. I offer each eBook as a FREE download on Amazon for five straight days every three months.

The problem: Each 90-day schedule of my FREE eBooks is erratic from quarter to quarter (no matter how hard I try to manage the dates from a consistency standpoint).

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Originally written and illustrated by Jim Hasse, ABC, GCDF, owner of Hasse Communication Counseling, LLC, who, as a person with cerebral palsy, served for 10 years as a vice president in a Fortune 500 company during his 29-year career in corporate communication. He’s an Accredited Business Communicator, certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator and author of 14 Amazon books about disability awareness and disability employment issues.

Break Out: Finding Freedom When You Don’t Quite Fit the Mold” is a modern memoir of Jim Hasse’s 51 personal-experience stories as a person with a disability about what it means to be “too different” in a society with a penchant for conformity and tribalism.

Break Out was first published in 1996, but Jim's collection of 51 true stories are even more relevant today (in the light of our current political and cultural climate) than it was back then.

Take a look at this section of his 1996 Preface to the book:

"In a divided world and country, extremist views, quick answers and homogenized insights often get the press coverage and broadcast time. 'Maybe' and 'I don't know yet" take too much time and are too tentative. They garner little credibility in much of the media.

"Yet, on a personal level, most of us live with a larger reality. A part of our journey through life is settling for temporary "maybe" answers about who we are and who we can become. That's especially true when we need to face fundamental questions about how we can deal effectively with false assumptions about ourselves (and the presumptions others may form about us) because we don't quite fit accepted norms." 

Only two copies of this paperback are available on Amazon. Or, pick up your FREE copy (one of 192 remaining copies from the first printing) at Disability Pride Madison on July 27.

Jim writes:

“I now look at Break Out  as a treasure-trove for those who specialize in narrative therapy within the disability community.

"After 20 years of publishing Break Out, I have revisited each of these stories and published a series of eBooks that include the original stories but add my after-thoughts about what each episode really meant in my struggle with vulnerability.

"For those of us with disabilities, this  new series of 'updates' provides examples  of how to shape our life stories for greater well-being."