Through our Full Steam Ahead program, we offer help in a variety of ways, but only when it is requested. As part of our independent living focus, this program is flexible to the needs of those who request our help.
Full Steam Ahead is our employment and career exploration program for people with disabilities. Since we believe and practice independent living in the Full Steam Ahead program, people will make their own choices, take risks, and control their own career directions.
Participants have an active role in our career program, and give input on how the program functions for them. The program does not have a set structure, because you create an individual program based on your goals and what you want to do.
If you have a disability, we can offer you support, encouragement, and information. We can help you navigate job offerings, education options, and labour market research. The Coordinator is available to support you in filling-out applications, writing resumes and cover letters, and preparing for interviews. We can also connect you with any adaptive technology that you need to increase your independence during this process, and educate you on how to request accommodations while in the workplace.
Other things the program can help with include, but are not limited to:
- Starting a business.
- Learning more about computers and the internet.
- Funding for college or university.
- Finding a career that is best for you.
- Interacting with employers after you’ve been hired.
- Your rights as an employee with a disability.
- Other places you can go for help.