June Edition (2015), Volume 11

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Skills to Pay the Bills!


Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success is a true collaboration between the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor and youth with disabilities. Over 100 young people with disabilities contributed to this resource that provides information about how to develop the skills that will make you successful in a job. Included in this comprehensive document are tips on being a good communicator, showing your enthusiasm at work, and how to work in a team, plus lots more. The resource is designed to be universally accessible and to help youth enter the work force.

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The activities in this section will not only help participants practice and recognize how they provide information to others, but also help them consider how others may prefer to receive information. It is important to reinforce with participants that communication skills involve give and take - and they can, indeed, be learned and strengthened over time. Continue reading...




The activities in this section focus on the process of networking and its relevance and importance to career development. Participants will learn about taking initiative and overcoming fear, informational interviewing, as well as potential guidelines to consider when using social networks, texting, and email for networking purposes. Continue reading...


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Problem Solving & Critical Thinking

The activities in this section focus on learning how to solve problems in a variety of ways in the workplace. Participants will hear about how to properly tell the difference among criticism, praise, and feedback and reacting appropriately. The section will also review strategies for making ethical decision, solving problems on a team with others, and learning how to take into account others' perceptions when assessing actions or statements in the workplace. Continue reading...




PROMISE Grantee 'Family Meeting'

July 9, 2015

2:00 - 3:30, EST


October 1, 2015

2:00 - 3:30, EST


Annual PROMISE Meeting

November 18-19, 2015 (with the option of attending the AUCD conference -- November 16-18, 2015)

PROMISE TA Center Website


How to sign up for the new PROMISE TA Center Listserv! please sign-up to the PROMISE staff listserv located at the AUCD PROMISE TA Center website.  You can sign-up by using this link:  http://www.promisetacenter.org/promise_ta_grantees_listserv.  If you have any questions, please ask Leon ([email protected]) or Michael ([email protected]).


The AUCD (Association of University Centers on Disabilities) PROMISE TA Center produced this newsletter under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs associated with PR Award #H418P14. The contents of this newsletter do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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