Cognitopia Think Work: How to Prepare for Work the Next Day

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Getting ready for your next day of work the night before will save you time, reduce anxiety, and make things easier. Getting to work on time is important, and getting the right start to the day can mean the difference between a fantastic day and one that is more challenging. Use our Routines tool below to explore a useful checklist of things to do before … Read More

Cognitopia Think Work: How to Stock Store Shelves

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Working at your job involves doing may involve doing things in a very specific way. For instance, if  If you work in a retail store you might need to know how to stock store shelves with new products to keep the shelves full and looking nice. Using Cognitopia’s Routines tool you can use your phone to access follow step-by-step directions to complete the job. Here’s a routine that does just that: … 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 Daily Living: How to Wash Laundry

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OPEN THE How To Wash Laundry ROUTINE HERE: 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 … Read More

Cognitopia Think Work: How to Prepare for an In-person Job Interview

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Job interviews can be stressful. However, with a few easy steps and some multimedia guidance from Cognitopia’s Routines tool, the process of preparing for a job interview can be done in a confident and efficient way that will help you practice your interviewing skills and enhance the your chances for success. Click the following link or scan the QR code … Read More

Cognitopia Think Work: How to Conduct a Job Search Online

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In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM) The Cognitopia Think Work series of blog post offers helpful routines to find and sustain employment for individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities.  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 … Read More

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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Every March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM) when the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and its partners work together to showcase how people with and without disabilities unite to create strong, inclusive, diverse communities. A central point raised is how people with disabilities should not be sidelined but rather included in ALL aspects of life in their communities. … Read More