Today I did a Restaurant Training Station. I learned about setting the dishes, placing out the silverware, and rolling the silverware in a napkin. Maybe I’ll work at a restaurant someday! Practicing skills now may help me get the job in the future.
Self-Advocacy and Disability Rights
Today I learned about self-advocacy, disclosure, and disability rights. I think it was cool to watch the video about disability rights! I also learned from the video about how there wasn’t ramps and sidewalk cut outs for people in wheelchairs. The American’s Disability Act gave the right of education to all children and allowed disabled people to bring service pets into public places like restaurants and public transportation.
I learned about volunteering last week. I helped an elderly lady clean up her yard. It was nice helping a friend in need! Two important things I learned about Volunteering are that its great helping others and you can learn new skills. I am a volunteer at the food bank helping to feed hungry people and I like it.
I wear clothes:
You should have good hygiene:
I did practice interviews Tuesday. Dom and I interviewed each other. It was helpful practicing with Dom. I also learned the differences between good interviews and bad interviews. Good is showing up on time, and bad is dressing casually. I did some research about Olive Garden. I did mock interviews with DeeDee’s Dad. It was very helpful practicing with DeeDee’s Dad! I also learned about some feedback on how my mock interview went. I got hired!
Yesterday, I went on a SunTran bus downtown and enjoyed it very much. It costs $1.50! We went to see the Transportation Museum and the Courthouse where I asked for an application for a job. My favorite part of the trip was the Transportation Museum!!
5 Types of Communication
Non-verbal- facial expressions, gestures, body language. Sign language.
Aurel- hearing/sound Police siren.
Keep thinking positive and let PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) be your guide.
Walt Disney- a cartoonist who was told by the editor of the Kansas City newspaper, “It’s easy to see from these sketches that you have no talent.”
Whoopi Goldberg- a famous actress who dropped out of high school and held a variety of odd jobs, including doing the hair and make-up for corpses before finally succeeding in show business.
Col. Sanders- an inventor of a fried chicken recipe that was rejected by more than 1000 restaurant owners.
Do not lose your cool and keep on trying!!
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.