Accessible Career offers the following services:
college and career planning
You and your counselor will develop a plan to help you launch into your career using area resources. Completing your degree is only the first step in launching your career. You and your counselor will team up to discuss job hunting techniques, resume and interview strategies, and help you sort through your options. Your counselor will help you start strong and transfer professional skills to help make your career successful.
Your college education is a large investment that will provide you with the skills for your future career. To set yourself up for success, you and your counselor will discuss college resources, academic and housing accommodations, strategies for success while in college with AD/HD, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, or autism/Asperger’s. You and your counselor will follow up periodically or transfer your care to your college counseling office.
Counselors provide therapy for mental wellness so that you can increase your career satisfaction and balance your career and health. She or he will meet with you to determine what are the best next steps, work with you to remove roadblocks to your plans, set goals, and monitor progress. You and your counselor will review your goals periodically. When you feel that you have met your goals, you and your counselor will decide if therapy is done. To set an appointment, call 832.777.7464.
You want the best for your student but there may be some unanswered questions. Your family and your counselor can explore what is impacting your student’s success. If further evaluation would help, Accessible Career will provide you local referrals to testing professionals. Your counselor will work with your family to explore options, work on specific skills to increase success, and monitor progress. When your student has met their goals, you and your counselor will discuss follow up options.
workplace skills coaching
Sometimes your disability causes difficulties in the workplace due to social demands, stress, and long work hours. You and your counselor will set some skills goals such as assertiveness, setting limits, and clarifying communication. You both can work on requesting accommodations. You may work on those skills to improve your enjoyment of your workplace and help you feel more competent. You both will track your progress until you can practice those skills independently.
consultations with other professionals
Accessible Career counselors can consult with those that provide testing, teachers, university counselors, doctors, and workplace professionals only if you provide a specific release of information. However, sharing information can accelerate your progress in certain cases.
In the rare circumstances that you are unable to continue working due to your condition, you and your counselor can discuss the options available. Typical places to get support include Social Security, Texas Workforce Commission, TIRR, and the Veterans Administration. You and your counselor can also decide if returning to school, self-employment, freelancing, or starting a (part-time) business is right for you.
referral for assessment
When additional information is needed, your counselor may suggest an updated evaluation. Understanding how it impacts you today is critical to providing you with the best care. Your counselor will provide you with options and inform you of ways to get the testing done for a reduced price or through your school or state agency.