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So many questions about my future

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editingsarh59
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My name is Sarah. I am thirty five, and have lived with Cerebral Palsy all my life. I can do none of my own personal care, so Mom is still my main caregiver. Living at home is getting more and more frustrating. My parents are getting to be retirement age, and travel much of the time. The frustrating part there is that I have to to go with them. Finding jobs I can actually do is really hard. I want to work. But have never held a decent paying job. I want to work, I want to live more independently. I can't decide much about my life these days. I know I could go on all kinds of government programs, but really would prefer to work

Sarah Coiner
http://editingsarah59.wordpress.com/
Written on: 30/11/2011 [21:09]
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deafie
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HI SARAH!

(finally some girls here! icon_wink.gif)

Do you have some education? maybe you can do computer work online, so work from home. when you have enough money you can move out. or you can look for a (assisted) living community. If you want to work you start looking for a job! ANYWHERE! take your phone and call any company you can think of!

GOOD LUCK!!



Deaf people can do everything except hear.
Written on: 09/01/2012 [13:57]
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clareen
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Camila, i dont think it's that easy.
Sarah, you should first write a CV and some samples of motivation letters, so to speak, prepare a decent application portfolio. There are many good expamples online! Like this one here: http://oxforddictionaries.com/words/writing-job-applications It's good that you want be independent and you sure earn it! I dont know if you need assisted living but a living commpany could be a good way for you to start into your independent life! It's a look cheaper than a own flat and after a while, when you have enough money, you can look for something just for you.

Good luck!
Written on: 09/01/2012 [14:02]
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editingsarh59
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I AM SO SORRY! I joined this site the day before having my wisdom, thinking I'd recover over a long weekend.. Well, disability complicates everything,, doesn't it? I'm still working on recovering.

However, I'm working with an independent living center. My goals are a) to find work, b) to move out, and c) to start college classes online.

Hopefully I will start being much more active on this now.

Sarah Coiner
http://editingsarah59.wordpress.com/
Written on: 27/01/2012 [22:23]
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Kelly
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Hi Sarah,

one sample:

Shure, with your handicap it's not easy to find a job an be intipendent, but when you change your mind from "no I can" to "yes I can" or from "they don't wont me" to "they wont me", it's easier to argue the people. Take a writing paper and write down what job you thing is going wirth your handicap. Than look into a telefon book and call the empoyer and ask them for a intership.

You have a lot of optionen. Be creativ and imaginativ. Your can work at home at your computer, you can write article for a journal, you can work at a office, you can give private lessons to student, your can work at a call-center agent, et cetera, et cetera.

Give you a move an search for your job, because the job is not searching for you! icon_wink.gif

Kelly

Life is always beautiful! *smile*
Written on: 15/02/2012 [13:51]
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editingsarh59
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I am looking online for jobs I can do from home. I haven't found much yet, but I am going to keep on looking.

I am about to take my first commercial flight later this afternoon.. I'm excited and kind of nervous..

Would anyone have any suggestions on how to meet more people on this site

Sarah Coiner
http://editingsarah59.wordpress.com/
Written on: 15/02/2012 [16:00]
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bubblebee
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Hi im doing accounting for different companies from home. i also made the education for that at home. just for the axems i had to go to university. i have a severe disfigurment in my face (there is actually no face) and i dont go outside.

there are many universities that offers education online. with that you can learn something with that you can work from home and still earn goooood money!
Written on: 17/02/2012 [15:55]
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editingsarh59
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Let me try to explain my situation a little more. My disability allows me to do nothing for myself. So I live at into home, and Mom takes care of me. Mom wants nothing more than for me to live with her all my life. She doesn't want me to work, go to school, anything like that.. I long to do everything! Living at home means I do everything her way, whenever she fits me in.. I get up when she has time. I go to bed whenever she decides.. My parents are 57. Dad has a business, and they (we) travel more and more.. I feel like I've got to find some kind of work, move out so I can make more of my own decisions, and then start online school slowly as I work. Does that sound impossible to you?

Sarah Coiner
http://editingsarah59.wordpress.com/
Written on: 17/02/2012 [21:09]
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kirales1
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No, it sounds perfectly reasonable to me! But i think you first need a job before you can move out. or could you live in a home for disabled people? Do you really need care 24h/day? or is it just your mum who tells you dat? you could ask a social worker to come to visit you and evaluate the situation maybe?

You could also write a list with things that you want to do by yourself (like cooking or getting dressed etc) and give it to your mum. Wrap your request carefully, like "Mum, you've teached me sooo many things, i wouldnt know what i did without you. I want you to relieve a little and show you what a great teacher you are and let me show you how I can do this and this". It will take a while but maybe it could help you to show her that you are independ and that she can let you fly...

What'ya think?
Written on: 20/02/2012 [09:36]
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editingsarh59
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I know I need to find work. The question is what can I do. I have no real training in anything. I can do pretty much anything with my computer. But I can't walk, talk or do anything for myself. Getting a job I can do from home would be ideal.

Sarah Coiner
http://editingsarah59.wordpress.com/
Written on: 20/02/2012 [23:20]
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