Cerebral Palsy Career Builders Blog

By Jim Hasse, ABC, GCDF, Disability Employment Expert
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You can build the foundation for a happy, independent life that your youngster with unexpected challenges can enjoy.

To do so, you need three resources: a basic understanding of career management, the lessons I’ve learned through my experiences and what other parents recommend.

That’s what you’ll discover on the Cerebral Palsy Career Builders Blog.

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Cerebral Palsy Story: Career Builder for Middle School Students

Learn to tell a cerebral palsy story about yourself. That’s what I would recommend to the middle school student with cerebral palsy who you are now mentoring as a career coaching parent.

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Teamwork Building: CP Career Builder for Elementary Students

Teamwork building for the elementary student with cerebral palsy you’re mentoring sometimes gets down to turning around the idea that individuals with disabilities are takers and not givers.

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Personal Brand: Cerebral Palsy Career Builder for Job Seekers

Creating a personal brand is especially important for job seekers with cerebral palsy because it helps them and their potential employers to realistically answer three key questions.

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Social Network: Cerebral Palsy Career Builder for College Students

Build a social network. That’s a key step the college student with cerebral palsy you’re career coaching can take right now to prepare for the mainstream job market.

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Problem Solving Skills: Cerebral Palsy Career Builder for High School Students

High school is the right time for your youngster to look at the current needs of the job market and to plan how he or she can personally turn those unmet needs, particularly the gap between need and availability of problem solving skills, into opportunities as an eventual job seeker.

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Cerebral Palsy Answers: Career Builders for Your Middle School Student

Here are two cerebral palsy answers to the question your middle school student will most likely face when he or she enters tomorrow’s world of work. That question is: “You have CP. Why should I hire you?”

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Career Information for Kids: Cerebral Palsy Career Builder in Elementary School

Career information for kids is a cerebral palsy (CP) career builder I wish I had when I was in elementary school. Be sure to add it to your tool chest as a career-coaching parent.

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Salary Calculator: Cerebral Palsy Career Builder for Job Seekers

Be your own best salary calculator.

That’s my advice for the new job seeker with cerebral palsy (CP) you may be currently guiding as a parent, mentor or coach.

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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.