Career Goals

Students must be supported to consider and establish employment goals for their future that are self-determined, individualized and have been developed with direct involvement of students themselves, parents, family, and other team members. Coursework and planning for students should follow the goals that are established and direct experiences taken into consideration as goals evolve.


Tools to Use

Self-Directed Employment Planning Modules – This free, on-line learning series helps people with disabilities think about their integrated employment options, understand employment supports, and create a plan to achieve their integrated employment goals. The learning series comes with a planning workbook and resource guide. Self-Directed Transition Planning Tool – Use this with students and their support teams to develop career goals that are a true reflection of the student’s experiences, skills, thoughts, and opinions.
Developing Individualized Career Goals– Includes strategies, ideas, and stories to help you work with youth with disabilities on identifying career goals.  
Creating Meaningful Days – Information on adult long term care services that can be used to support meaningful activities and community involvement.  Includes a sample weekly schedule.