Training hard and persistence are no stranger to Josh, who’s been a certified lifeguard for 10 years, holds two other jobs, and is a member of his state Special Olympics Board of Directors.
When Preparation Meets Opportunity
Are you interested in learning how YOU can prepare for employment and leadership opportunities in your community?
For far too long, many capable people with autism, intellectual and/or developmental differences have been sitting on the sidelines waiting for employers to recognize their abilities and provide equal access to opportunities within the workforce.
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Here you’ll find a collection of resources to help you prepare for job and leadership positions.
A born leader whose determination, hard work and goals brought her to high-visibility positions on the board of Special Olympics Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. “I never quit and I never say I can’t.”
Job Seekers Say:
“Don’t say, ‘I have a disability.’ Say, ‘I am somebody.’ Say, ‘I am going to be somebody; I am going to change the world.’”—Tajha Ilerant, Special Olympics Florida athlete and Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools intern
“We are capable of these jobs just as much as everybody else, if not more. I enjoy constant, repetitive work. I love that type of work because it keeps me in a good rhythm, and I enjoy that.”— Daniel Ray, AutonomyWorks
“We need mentors in the workplace, supervisors who are willing to take a risk and invest some time to teach us new skills to help us learn.”— David Egan, Athlete and Athlete Leader, Special Olympics Virginia