Everybody makes mistakes, and job interviews are no different. But if you make a mistake in a job interview, it’s not the end of the world–though it might feel that way temporarily. Shelly Goldman, guest blogger on Disability Blog, not only puts interview mistakes into perspective, but she also tells you how to turn it into an advantage. See her whole blog here.Read More »
Join the CTP Family!
Since 1974, Computer Technologies Program has provided over one million hours of training and support for thousands of people with disabilities taking steps toward their career goals. We work hand-in-hand with the Department of Rehabilitation so there is no cost for our program’s participants and they have access to a wide range of support services.
Accessible Playhouse Raffle
Do you know a child with a disability who dreams of owning a playhouse? The Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) is collaborating with Intel and Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley to provide accessible playhouses to children with disabilities and their friends through a raffle. One raffle ticket will be drawn every month as long as playhouses are available, but …Read More »
Make Your Job References Effective
When you are looking for a job, the people you choose for your references could be a crucial element in your actually being offered the job. GettingHired.com has some excellent advice on how to choose your references and how to make the most of their services. You can read the whole article here.Read More »
September is National Preparedness Month
Here in the Bay Area we are vulnerable to an array of possible disasters. When I think of emergency preparedness, I usually think of “the big one”. But the recent fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond is a reminder that there are more things than earthquakes we need to prepare for. Remember the 1991 Oakland hills fire? Even if you already have …Read More »
Self-Medicate with Laughter
Having a disability is no laughing matter, yet laughter can definitely help us along the way. Laughter is not just an amusing diversion. Scientific studies have shown laughter has measurable beneficial effects–physically, psychologically and socially. Check out this blog that not only describes those benefits more fully, but also gives us specific instructions on how to increase the laughter to our lives.Read More »