Simple ways to coax your special needs child into a vocation or kitchen table income

Let’s be clear from the outset that there are no easy actions to helping your special needs child, perhaps suffering from a mental condition, into a vocation or livelihood activities.

Success is elusive because it depends on many things. It depends on the functional level of your child – whether they are low, medium or high functioning. Usually, it is recommended, that a person suffering from a mental condition should at least have reached a medium level of functioning before they can begin thinking about vocational activities.

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How do you find meaningful work for a child who has a mental disability?

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You can read all the books you want to, consultant with the brightest minds in psychiatry and clinical psychology and listen to dozens of lectures by experts but ultimately you as the prime caregiver will have to do help your child who has a mental disability to find something meaningful to do.

Why do I say this?

It’s because each person who has a mental disability is different, at a different level with the disease and responds differently to suggestion, to encouragement and to support. Continue reading “How do you find meaningful work for a child who has a mental disability?”