Preparing for Employment

As students with exceptionalities approach graduation-age they may have questions about employment or need guidance on how to act appropriately while at work.

Preparing your students for certain situations and setting expectations of appropriate behaviors can be accomplished with the aid of social or behavior stories. Social stories can be fully customized to fit whatever circumstance your student is facing.

For students with special needs, preparation for life after graduation begins in their early teens. Your school may provide Community-Based Instruction or Vocational Experiences in which they learn job-related skills and develop independence.

Preparing a social story which outlines appropriate on-the-job behaviors that a future employer will expect can help them better prepare for employment opportunities after graduation.

Check out the social stories below regarding employment behavior. Our special education consultants and faculty provided templates on these topics, but don’t hesitate to create your own unique social stories tailored to your students’ needs!

These behavior stories may benefit your students.  They can be downloaded, saved and edited to suit your needs.  The * notation indicates the story is  formatted in a Power Point presentation and the ** notation indicates a Power Point with sound narration.  Each Power Point has animation included on each slide.  Some occur automatically – some occur on a “click”.  Feel free to send comments or questions to [email protected].

What To Do When My Boss Tells Me To Do Something

A Boss is a Boss and Not a Friend

It is Okay – I’m doing a Good Job

A New School

A Day at My Work School

I Am Graduating

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