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My Teenager Is Wanting To Work But Has Been Diagnosed As HFA. What Would Be The Best Part Time Job To Let Him Try?

My Teenager Is Wanting To Work But Has Been Diagnosed As HFA. What Would Be The Best Part Time Job To Let Him Try?

He is not good at math and has low muscle tone so things that a normal teenager may do he has a hard time doing - bring in groceries or carrying heavy items. He wants to work at Walmart but I'm afraid he will struggle just to fill out the application. Should I talk to the mgr and explain his situation?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

if he is old enough to be working he should have a vocational person involved with him through school.

posted over 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Yes! I've been with Walmart Canada for almost 10yrs. and I can't wait to get my son there! He has to be 16yrs. old....so just 15 months from now! Store Standards is a good position...collecting carts, and bringing them in, doing carry-outs for customers, collecting garbage around the store...ect. Eventually, I want my son Cash Trained and working in Electronics, 'cause that's his nitch! I want him to get used to the place first, before throwing him into a more demanding position! By the way, I LOVE the USA Walmarts! I visit them all the time when on vacation, over the border!!! We are building our stores as big as yours now! LOVE IT!!

posted over 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

By the way, Randy Lewis of Walgreens promised in his keynote address that he'll return all emails and he welcomes anyone to visit one of his distribution centres to learn more about how his precedent-setting model works. He is truly an inspiration!

posted over 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

He should qualify for a vocational assessment through disability services or the school system can refer you. I think its important to find exactly the right niche to start them out in.

posted over 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Your public school should provide transitions support including work-related supports. Job coaching, sheltered work to learn basic skills before transitioning to competitive work, and psychological counseling for social skills should all be available.

posted over 9 years ago
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