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YAI - Seeing Beyond Disability

Software Developer Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Real life projects. Salesforce database training.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Be ready to learn
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Direct Support Professional

June 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Employees received many trainings to help the people we supported. Interacting with everyone and learning their habits was a learning experience in which I liked.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Communications Intern

August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I like the flexibility and the ability to pitch my own articles.

What I wish was different

I wish it was a bit more interactive because when it's remote timekeeping can be difficult.

Advice

People with disabilities are people. Treat them as such when interviewing them.
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Assistant Behavioral Interventionist

December 2018 • Centereach, NY

What I liked

The individuals I worked with and the great stafff

What I wish was different

My evening work schedule

Advice

Very flexible job if someone knows how to communicate with their managers
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Volunteer

June - July 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I gained valuable experience related to my future career in speech pathology.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to focus on a few students for a longer period of time, rather than switch between all of them everyday.

Advice

Take on any opportunity that is presented to you because there is nothing that you can lose, you can only gain from it.
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Job coach

June 2018 - August 2019 • New City, NY

What I liked

I liked that it was something that had to do with my major.

What I wish was different

Nothing! I loved it.

Advice

Communication is key. Communicate with the students, on site supervisors, and your supervisor.
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DSP

January - May 2018 • Old Bethpage, NY

What I liked

Loved working with the people and helping them with everyday activities.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Always be prepared
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Behavioral paraprofessional

July - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked working with children who each had very different needs. I learned so much and was even inspired to take an autism course this semester.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

You have to have a strong character to work in this field
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