We were picking out stuff that we use for our hygiene. We did it on our own without asking for help. We didn't ask for help from the people working there, so that we could be as independent as possible.
We went the Jewish History Museum and learned about the holocaust and the discrimination against certain people including people of color, LGBT, Muslims, Jews, and people with disabilities.
We went to the Chinese Cultural Center. They had good food. We learned about the history of Chinese immigrants in Tucson and how the lived with Mexican immigrants. - Trinity
We went to the Arizona State Museum to learn about Native American culture. We learned about all the different the tribes. We saw Navajo rugs, paintings and drawings, and baskets. -Julie
We went to La Pilita Cultural Center to learn about a shrine and after we went to Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum. There were mariachi outfits, old instruments, and photos of historic mariachi women.-Trinity
We went to a Korean market. We bought kimchi and yogurt bottles. I liked the yogurt bottles. - Kelli
Types of Communication
When communication is misunderstood
Sometimes, when we communicate in any sort of way with our body or facial expressions they tend to get misunderstood and we have to correct that person to let them know that what we’re doing isn’t intentionally rude. It’s just something we sometimes do.
We went to the Autism Society of Southern Arizona. We spoke to a woman named Brie. She told us about the Autism Walk that is coming up on April 6th. She spoke about how parents can advocate for their kids with autism.
We went to The Double Tree Job Fair and it wasn't what we expected ; however, we practiced talking in a professional environment in order to come out of our comfort zone.
Self Advocacy is the right to speak up for yourself and the rights that you have. Children, Teenagers, and Young adults who struggle with disabilities whether it would be a physical or mental disability are hard to cope with on a daily basis and those who struggle with said disabilities are given therapy and special ed classes to help them cope with them. But just because they may be different from other people it does not mean that they cannot live like normal individuals. Because they too deserve equal rights to everyone else.
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.