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9 Ways Your Teen Can Learn a Trade

By Victoria Scanlan Stefanakos
At a GlanceMore and more public schools are adding vocational programs.There are many ways your teen can try out a trade.Volunteering in high school can build skills. If your high school junior or senior has learning and attention issues, learning a trade can be a great way to explore his interests. He’ll gain experience and learn how to use his strengths. He can also try out accommodations he may need in the real world. Here are nine ways to get to work. 1. High School Vocational Education If your child is in public high school, he may be able to start exploring career options there. More and more schools are offering training for skilled jobs like carpentry. If your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP), he should be getting transition planning services starting at age 14. That can get you thinking about job training versus college early on. 2. Community College High schools often team up with community colleges to train students in field…

Design and Rapid Prototyping Bootcamp

Tangram Business Resourcing has been contracted by Health and Science Innovations (HSI) to again recruit people with disabilities for their Design and Rapid Prototyping Bootcamp. This program is ideal for individuals with interest in the growing engineering and manufacturing related technical careers and who would like to learn about the design process, drafting, 3D modeling, product development, and additive manufacturing. Minimum age is 18.
The goal of this 5-course Bootcamp is to provide participants with a comfort level understanding of the skills and technologies that are present or needed in companies with new product development and prototyping operations. Emphasis is given to computer-aided design and the process of 3D printing. Participants who complete this program will receive a certificate of completion and will be recommended for advancement scholarships to continue studies at a higher education institutionand to internship opportunities with our employer partners.
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How to Help Your High Schooler Think about Careers

By Victoria Scanlan Stefanakos
At a GlanceUnderstanding his learning and attention issues can help your child think about potential careers.Your child’s interests can also give him direction as he thinks about careers.Kids with learning and attention issues need extra help planning their future. Four years can go by fast. If your child has learning and attention issues, you might wonder how you can help him get an edge in a tough job market. Just as your child needs extra help at school, he will need extra help planning his future. Here are five steps that can help get your teenager thinking about a possible career. Work on self-awareness. Your child may think his learning and attention issues only apply to school. But it’s important for him to understand that these issues won’t go away after he gets a diploma. They may be with him for life. Having self-awareness and accepting himself is a great first step to help prepare for adult life. He may even discover that his issues give him o…

Indiana Child and Adolescent Mental Health TeleECHO Clinic

Indiana University’s School of Medicine is excited to invite you to participate in the Indiana Child and Adolescent Mental Health TeleECHO Clinic. Through CAMH ECHO, they will provide specialized education and mentorship in the clinical management of pediatric mental health issues to primary care providers and other community stakeholders with the goal to build capacity for delivery of high quality, best-practice care locally for patients across the state of Indiana. This high-impact intervention links community-based clinicians with an interdisciplinary team of expert specialists, led by the Indiana University School of Medicine, using Zoom videoconferencing technology.  Experts mentor community based providers across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling primary care clinicians and other health professionals to treat pediatric patients with mental health disorders in their own communities.  Our weekly 90 minute sessions consist of a brief lecture on a topic related to…