Adults with disabilities are achieving more and more every day, blowing past perceived limitations. With a strong rehabilitation service to prepare an individual for a particular role or job, the possibilities are expanding for those with mental or physical disabilities. Here are just some of the many fields that are opening up to the disabled adult community.
1) Medical administration jobs allow individuals to work at desks, surrounded by others who understand a range of mental or physical disabilities. Accompanying rehabilitation service may also be available in the same building, ensuring convenience and familiarity. At the very least, jobs in this setting will be proactive in securing physical and mental assistance for all of their employees.
2) For those who are confined to the home or prefer to work from home, there are an increasing number of careers that promote or allow this flexibility. These jobs include medical transcription, graphic design, writing, web development, or sales. This list is only scratching the surface of jobs that can be performed from home. Rehabilitation service providers can often meet with clients at home, at the patients’ discretion, accommodating their flexible work schedules.
3) For those who are artistically inclined, there are expanding options that are financially supportive as well. Community centers and increasing cultural awareness allow those who are physically limited to have better access to programs for photography or painting. Disabled adults often have a unique perspective or story to tell, perfect for creative writing, design, and other artistic outlets. The physical action of many artistic mediums can be therapeutic and help train muscles, too.
4) Teaching and disability education are a natural transition for those who have conquered their own setbacks. Who better to guide individuals through physical and intellectual obstacles than those who have done it already? An organic empathy and connection is a great foundation for a counseling or teaching career. Ongoing rehabilitation service provides support, motivation, and instruction.
5) Many adults with disabilities enjoy the logic that comes with working as an accountant, or with other jobs that require money management. A desk job like this can create a soothing environment and consistent routine. Similarly, a computer can be set up to assist those with hearing, visual, or other sensory disabilities. For those who struggle with constant communication, especially in the service industry, this can be the perfect alternative.
Rehabilitation service centers focus on vocational training, developing a specific program for every individual. The training starts by identifying individual strengths and aspirations, and it works toward consulting businesses and placing individuals in a specific position. Upon placement, a case manager can continue to assist the disabled adult after job placement as they transition to their work environment and find a comfortable routine. This provides a community of support to help every individual find success, happiness, and fulfillment.