Learning about Work
Whether they are helping someone else or managing an independent task, children learn what work truly consists of in the family, as well as outside the home. Doing their own chores helps them to become participating family members and discover what they are capable of doing. All children, regardless of their disabilities, need to learn about and expand their abilities.
In this section of AFB CareerConnect you are provided with tips and suggestions from Skills for Success (Wolffe, 1999) contributor Kevin O'Connor, whose experience as the parent of a child with vision loss launched him to the national forefront in advocacy for children with vision loss.
Please feel free to use Kevin's tips to increase your knowledge about how to help your child develop skills and participate in activities that will enable him or her to learn about work.