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Are Soft Skills Important to be Successful? Kansans Say Yes!

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Mar, 2020

Are Soft Skills Important to be Successful? Kansans Say Yes!

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Dr. Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education, presents findings in an eye-opening report based on a survey of a thousand community and business persons across Kansas. Participants were asked to write about what makes a successful young adult; researchers at K-State analyzed results. Kansans Say Non-Academic Skills Matter Most Surprisingly, academic skills were not the most important items on

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Teaching Softskills on the Job

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Mar, 2020

Teaching Softskills on the Job

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It's fun to see what types of businesses are created to support employment skills. A unique but practical idea for supported employment was created as part of a day service for adults with disabilities: The Bookworm Bookstore in Ramona, California. Softskills are Crucial for Job Success If your community has created a business as a way to provide

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Coaching Persons in Decision Making: Forgot My Lunch

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Aug, 2014

Coaching Persons in Decision Making: Forgot My Lunch

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We've all been there, right? We get to work and realize we forgot our lunch. For someone with a disability (or anyone who tends to be forgetful), this probably happens more often and it can be anxiety-provoking. It's distracting and keeps us from doing our best work. Several issues and choices come into play. Does the person have

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Can My Young Adult Attend College?

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Mar, 2014

Can My Young Adult Attend College?

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STATISTICS INDICATE THAT A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ATTENDING COLLEGE. According to the 2010 Census, 10% of students who were identified with a disability before they graduated from high school are attending college. This includes learning disabilities, mental health, autism, intellectual disabilities, and other such as vision or hearing impairments. While students with disabilities go

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Independent Living: Going Shopping Today?

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Aug, 2013

Independent Living: Going Shopping Today?

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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] A picture of a wallet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Being active in the community usually means that, if you’re going to be out for a few hours, you’re probably going to want something to eat or drink while you’re out. Here are a few ideas to consider before walking out the door: Take Water and

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