Cognitopia Think Work: How to Prepare for a Job Interview

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Getting a job is a crucial accomplishment and one that must be prepared for. The job interview process consists of you being invited in personally, on zoom, or on the telephone, where you are asked many questions about who you are, what you enjoy, how you might handle certain aspects of the job you are applying for, and more. You … Read More

Cognitopia Think Work: How to Write an Elevator Pitch

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Whether it’s a job you’re trying to get or a personal story you want to tell, knowing how to prepare an “elevator pitch” is a valuable skill. An elevator pitch is a brief, clear description of your work goal or idea anyone can understand in the thirty seconds it might take to share an elevator ride.  Use Cognitopia’s routine tool below to learn all of the steps to create an effective elevator pitch. This skill can assist you … Read More

Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week September 11-17

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The work performed by direct support professionals (DSPs) is critical to quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). In Oregon alone, where Cognitopia is based, over 30,000 people with IDD rely on DSPs for support at work, at home, and in the community. Cognitopia joins the National Association for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) and American Network of … Read More

Cognitopia Think Work: How to Conduct a Job Search Online

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Looking for a job can be a challenging task. Learning how to conduct a job search online is one of the steps that will help you as you search for employment. Take a look at the routine we have put together for this task. Hopefully, you can get some good tips here and find success in landing a new opportunity … Read More

Cognitopia Think Work: How to Wash Laundry

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Knowing how to clean your clothes is an important daily living skill. Clean clothes make us feel and look better and are essential for job interviews, going to school or work, and more. Enjoy this routine below, which goes through, step-by-step, how to use a laundry machine and clean your clothes. You can use the routine below, “How to Wash … Read More

Cognitopia Think Work: Preparing for a Job Interview

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Job interviews can be stressful. However, with a few easy steps and some interactive guidance through Cognitopia’s routine tool, the process of preparing for a job interview can be done in a comfortable and efficient way that will build confidence and enhance the chances for success. Take a look at the below routine, which covers “How to Prepare for a … Read More

Oregon Statewide Transition Conference 2022

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Cognitopia is pleased to be a Seamless Transition Sponsor for the 2022 Oregon Statewide Transition Conference, “The Journey is a Virtual Adventure.” The conference covers a wide range of topics essential to the transition from secondary school to competitive integrated employment, inclusive post-secondary education, and independent living. If you’re registered for the conference, you can find our pre-recorded presentation, “Using … Read More

Autism & IDD: Definition Changes and Biological Notations

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We’d like to share a couple of news items from this past week. One is about how both autism and intellectual disability are being redefined for better alignment with the World Health Organization’s disability classification system in the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The second item is an article from the National Institutes for … Read More