High School Work

Young woman with Down syndrome at an interview.

Students with disabilities don’t have to wait until they finish high school to get a job. Many students work part-time in high school and can get a job if they are ready to work. Students who work in high school often have higher chances for working when they graduate.

(From TennesseeWorks)

Potential Avenues for Youth to Gain Career-Related Experiences

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