Jim Hasse, a global career development facilitator who has cerebral palsy, summarizes the essential career development strategies to follow for career coaching your middle school youngster with special needs. Career Book 2 outlines nine strategies for helping your youngster grow in self-confidence and seven strategies for discovering disability's competitive edge in tomorrow's job market - all based on the road map recommended by the US National Career Development Guidelines and on Jim's 29 years of corporate experience (10 of them as vice president for corporate communication at Foremost Farms USA). He's an accredited business communicator and owner of Hasse Communication Counseling, LLC. He and his wife, Pam, live in Madison, Wisconsin.
Chris Chappell, a C6-7 quadriplegic, is a dedicated disability advocate. From peer mentoring, to career counseling, life-coaching, to legislative crusading, Chris has been on the front lines of SCI (Spinal Cord Injury/Paralysis) advocacy for more than 15 years. In addition to his corporate career as vice president of investments at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and graduate relations coordinator at Craig Hospital, Chris has a successful commercial voiceover and audiobook narration business (Dublot, LLC). Chris and his family reside in Littleton, Colorado.
From the author:
"Individuals tend to define success in at least four ways: recognition, accomplishment, belonging and influence. That's probably not a concern for your child at the moment. But, keep these four definitions of success in mind. Ask yourself which best describes your child as he or she participates in various activities. That may give you some insight into which environments at school, at home, or at play can best support your middle school child as self-confidence builders." (Jim Hasse, contributor, Parenting Special Needs magazine)