After High School
Even if your child is not thinking about what to do after high school, you should start thinking about it early. Starting early will help prepare your child for this next big step.
As your child grows and learns new things about the world of work and meets more people, she may change her mind about what she wants to do when she grows up. This is normal. It really helps to start preparing early for this important move toward becoming an independent person. By planning for this during the high school years, you are letting your teenager know that you EXPECT her to go to college or to get a job.
What does your child want to do?
Talk with your child about what she's interested in. Someone who's interested in cars may work in a body shop fixing cars. Someone who likes working with children may become a teacher.
Your child may want to think about these questions:
To get help in answering these questions, your child could talk to:
Looking at different jobs
Deaf pilots, Deaf ministers, Deaf doctors...
Learn more about picking a career path
Read these sections to learn about different things your child could do after high school: