It’s Never Too Early to Think About Summer: Part 2 Summer Jobs

Spring is here! If you’re like me, you might be thinking about spring break, March Madness, and the Final Four. Plenty of you are also planning end of semester projects and trying to figure out what your summer is going to look like. This a great time to start thinking about some work experience. A … Continued

It’s Never Too Early to Think About Summer: Part 1 A hands-on approach to summer activities for blind kids

Here at APH CareerConnect we focus on getting ready for life after high school.  We offer lots of resources and webinars to develop pre-employment experiences and building employment skills. But we also realize that having a life of quality is about so much more than what job you have or what you do at work.  We know that recreation and leisure and … Continued

Dog Guides in the Workplace: Maximizing independence on the job

It was nearly 13 years ago when I picked up the harness and I was forever a changed person. Throughout my career as a rehabilitation counselor and later the statewide transition specialist for blind services in California, one of the essential functions of my job was to travel up and down the state conducting outreach and hosting seminars in front of audiences often in large auditoriums.  Initially, my understanding … Continued

APH ConnectCenter Success Stories: Videos and Blogs: Lights, Camera, Action!

APH CareerConnect is excited to be spotlighting successful blind people at work. Join us as we highlight professional job and explore everything from ordinary to out-of-this-world careers held by blind people from all walks of life. Whether you are interested in finding out about a career in Information technology, STEM, teaching, counseling, or something else, we’ve got your ticket to a front row seat. Get ready to hear directly from blind and low vision professionals from all … Continued

Join The Conversation!

What is the National Transition Conversation? The National Transition Conversation (NTC) is a centralized forum for practitioners whose primary goal is working with transition-age teens and young adults who are blind or have low-vision. Offered through the APH ConnectCenter. The National Transition Conversation hosts: Essentially, the NTC is both a community meeting and an online … Continued

Conquering College: Activating your campus tools

Lessons learned the hard way:  In the first blog of this two-part series I wrote about planning and perseverance and that theme carries into this post: You can check out Part 1 here. Not only was I the first person in my immediate family to attend college and graduate, I did so as a blind Latino living in southern California. As with many high school students, dinner … Continued

Achieving Career Confidence: It all started at summer camp

Growing up with a visual impairment had its challenges, yet it also provided me with far reaching opportunities that ultimately helped me plan, prepare and become the professional I am today. There are hundreds of childhood experiences that I can draw upon which have influenced and guided me to my career path. However, one theme … Continued

Gearing Up for Success: Exploring Career Possibilities with Vocational Rehabilitation Services!

In a previous blog post (Game On!  Networking Your Way To Becoming A Brave And Brilliant Professional) we discussed some first steps to take when spreading your wings and knowing what it takes to network: meeting and engaging with peers and other professionals. In this post we will explore the wealth or resources that exist … Continued

Seeking Interested Candidates for Our New CareerConnect Advisory Committee

We’re looking for several professionals to serve on our CareerConnect Advisory Committee.  We are inviting Rehabilitation Counselors, Teacher’s of the Visually Impaired, Transition Specialists and Employment Coordinator’s to apply to serve on our CareerConnect Advisory Committee. The goals of our CareerConnect Advisory Committee include: Collaborating on providing timely and relevant articles, blogs and resources for … Continued