Cerebral Palsy Career Builders Blog

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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Guidance Counseling: Cerebral Palsy Career Builder for Job Seekers

Here are four lessons I’ve learned about guidance counseling during the last 40 years. Pass them on to the job seeker you’re mentoring.

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Career Outlook Information: Cerebral Palsy Career Builder for Middle School

Here’s a bit of career outlook information you can pass along to the middle school youngster with cerebral palsy (CP) you are mentoring as a career-coaching parent: STEM careers are hot right now. But, I need to add a caveat.

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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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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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Government Jobs: Cerebral Palsy Career Builder for College Students

Consider government jobs. That’s a recommendation you may want to make in mentoring your college student with cerebral palsy.

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Motivation Plan: CP Career Builder for High School Students

Here is a motivation plan for your youngster with cerebral palsy who is in high school and is looking for that first part-time job.

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Basic Interpersonal Communication: CP Middle School Career Builder

Practice basic interpersonal communication with your youngster. How would he or she match already-accumulated experience with attributes employers seek?

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Career Planning Checklist: CP Career Builder for Elementary Students

Here's the big picture when you want to develop a career planning checklist with your elementary student who has cerebral palsy.

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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.