Examples of locations with which we collaborate are daycares for children with a disability, homes for youngsters with a disability or daycares for people with non-congenital brain injury or a chronic illness.
Examples of disabilities that you may encounter are autism, physical limitations, Down's syndrome, non-congenital brain injury and cognitive impairments. People with brain injuries can have very diverse limitations. These could be speech problems, vision and depth perception, paralysis and some people may exhibit unrestrained behavior or make unrestrained statements.
Many clients are in a wheelchair and are unable to walk independently. Keep in mind that you will be assisting them with this, for example by pushing a wheelchair during a walking activity or a short relocation. It is never the intention for you to help clients in toileting or taking medication! When a client asks you for your assistance with this, please contact a permanent employee.
Some clients with brain damage have a hard time expressing themselves, but do understand what is being said. When you're not sure what a client wants or what they mean, please ask for help from a supervisor or caretaker. When dealing with people with disabilities, it is important to have patience and understanding.