Having SMA shouldn’t be a barrier to employment, but it may feel hard to overcome. If you’re thinking about what you’re going to do, whether it’s a part-time job or a future career, you can take positive steps to make it happen.
Identify interests and strengths.
Talk to your career’s advisor and teachers.
Set a clear, realistic goal.
Goals can be specific (e.g. find a part-time job for summer) or general (e.g. learn a trade), then break it down into smaller, achievable goals (e.g. write a resumé, enrol in TAFE)
Contact agencies and services that specialise in helping people prepare for and find work. Many can be found here.
Learn specific skills.
Experience in practical, social and organisational skills can be developed through:
Ask for help writing a resumé and job applications.
Practice job interviewing.