NAME: Octavio Sarinana
DISABILITY: Expressive Language Disorder
RESTROOM ACCIDENTS: No
EATING HABITS: Visuals (small bites)
READ/WRITE: Yes, but cannot speak.
I AM WORKING FOR CHART: No
DROP-OFF W/ NO GUARDIAN: No
MEDIA/PHOTOGRAPHY CONSENT: Yes
The participant has authorized consent from parents or guardians to utilize Facebook for weekly wrap-ups.
WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME
I love the library and would like to work there someday.
I am motivated and I am working hard to get a job.
I always keep a pen with me to write important things down.
I am very good at remembering people’s Birthdays.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW & DO TO SUPPORT ME
I have my own way of doing things so I don’t always take it well when the coach redirects me. I might get upset and become negative. To help, please remind me of what I am working for and that I need to have a positive attitude if I want to land a job and make money!
Sometimes at work, I might get distracted and lose focus during a task. It is important to make a good impression on worksite employers so I need your help! If I forget to stay focused, you can help me by reminding me that it is important to stay focused, stay positive, and remain professional so that I can make a good impression.
When I need something, (for example the restroom) I tend to do my own thing without first communicating my needs with the coach. When this happens, please stop me and have me use my words to express what I need. Remind me of the importance of communication.
I like to rub my nose against walls, counters, doors, and tables. I understand that this is not professional to do during the program or at a workplace so I need your help if I ever forget. You can help me by making sure I carry a tissue with me at all times. Remind me to wipe my nose on my tissue and not the wall!
I also like to write important things down (on my hand). This is why I keep a pen with me at all times. You can help me by asking me for my pen before the beginning of my shift (pre-meeting). You can give my pen back at the end of the day. This will prevent me from writing things down on my hands.
I like to call female coaches and participants “sister”. When I do this, redirect me and remind me that we are your peers and coaches and to remain professional/appropriate at work/program.