Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

A Family Guide to Work Preparation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing High School Students

Author: Annette Reichman, MS and Susan Jacoby, PhD

This is one of two items in A Lifetime of Learning and Earning: A Transition Series for Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. The purpose of the series is to provide families with important information about Vocational Rehabilitation, employment, and post-secondary education.  With this knowledge, families can actively support and guide their child’s transition planning for life after high school.  The series is also a useful resource for transition and guidance counselors, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, and other educators who are involved in student transition. 

This publication addresses: How can your child prepare for life after high school? and provides three important steps to support your high school-age child's preparation for adult life. The publication also offers an overview of postsecondary realities and vocational rehabilitation services, additional websites, questions to ask, and suggested readings.

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