Our lives should not end just because we have developmental disabilities. If we aim it and if we are determined to achieve it, we can do it.
Despite the possible limitations, Bright Horizon Homes encourages adults with developmental disabilities to continue dreaming and searching for opportunities which could improve their lives.
If you think that there is no job left for us because of our disability, you are mistaken. Listed below are some of the job opportunities waiting for us.
Unknown to most people, adults with developmental disabilities could be outgoing and sociable. Despite the fact that we may have a hard time accomplishing other tasks like managing inventory or processing sales, we can still perform a lot of jobs which other people can. When we already become comfortable and used with our daily tasks, we become even more efficient and effective employees. With the proper training, we can:
- Organize displays and merchandise
- Stock shelves
- Refill containers
- Greet customers
A lot of companies continue to hire adults with developmental disabilities who can perform clerical or office setting tasks because of our passion and dedication. With appropriate training and ample support, we can learn how to:
- Answer phones
- File documents
- Deliver mails
- Clean small machines
- Enter data on computers
- Scan and copy documents
Working in gardens and greenhouses can also be a fulfilling job for adults with developmental disabilities. Those who are not used to socializing or facing other people would love to take this job because the usual tasks in gardens would only include:
Technology or IT
Adults with developmental disabilities, more specifically those with Asperger’s syndrome, feel at home with the technological environment. A person who has Asperger’s will usually have difficulty socializing with others. However, working in the information technology industry (where some tasks can be done independently by one person) will not be a problem. Besides, studies have also shown that those with Asperger’s syndrome are considered highly functional and intellectual.
Bright Horizon Homes – a company that provides Developmental Disability Care Services in Kanabec Dr. Wasilla Alaska – has partnered with numerous organizations to help match adults with developmental disabilities to a compatible and fulfilling job. Many individuals believe that we can earn our own livelihood. It’s time that we should believe the same.