reachAbility’s Asset program helps persons with disabilities reach their full potential as they prepare to enter the workforce. Over the course of five days, participants work on building confidence and communication skills. This assists the participant meet their employment goals in a supportive, accommodating, educational environment.
This program helps identify strengths by determining improvement opportunities, developing realistic goals and action plans. Asset is geared towards employability, enhanced interpersonal skills, and enforcing the importance of work-appropriate communication.
Some of the topics covered are listed below:
- Confidence Building
- Understanding and Defining Strengths
- Acknowledging and Improving Weaknesses
- Goal Setting and Action Plans
- Body Language
- Emotions in the Workplace
ASSET Participant Quotes
“I have really gotten a boost in confidence from the ASSET course and I feel like I can do more. The job interview section was also a big help for me!”
“I learned from ASSET that I do have a voice and rights as a person with a disability. I found deeper meanings to certain words and realized that I am already on my way, I just have some knots to untie.”
“Confidence building grows with experience and overcoming challenges. Even having your own challenges does not and will not keep you from being the successful “you” that you want to be.”
“The ASSET course was the most comfortable I have ever been in a group setting and it was the perfect environment for me to learn.”
“I have learned how to better express myself during an interview and on the job. I have learned how to better deal with rejection and how to “turn lemons into lemonade” (i.e. be more positive). I have learned how to better motivate myself.”
How Do I Get Involved?
If an individual is already associated with a case management agency, then they can speak directly to their case manager about referral to Asset.
If an individual is not already case managed, but wishes to participate in a particular program, they can contact reachAbility anytime for contact numbers for a case management agencies or questions regarding the referral process.
Specific accommodation(s) available upon request.
For more information about Asset, please contact Philip@reachability.org or call us at (902) 429-5878.
You have two options to fill out the referral form. You can either fill it out online, or download it to e-mail or fax it back to us. If you choose to download, please right click on “WORD,” and click on “Save As.”
Fill out the referral form online here: [ONLINE FORM]
Download the referral form here: [WORD]