People with a learning disability may find it difficult to read, write or process the information they hear. This, however, should not inhibit people with any of these learning disabilities to be contributors to the job market. There are many things they can do where these disabilities will have little to no effect at all on their job performance.
Many people with learning disabilities are creative types of individuals. Seeking employment or even starting a business related to creative occupations can earn them as much or more money than anyone without learning disabilities. Thinking of a hobby that they really enjoy can make the job a fulfilling and interesting one that can turn into a career.
- Fashion Design
- Graphic Design
- Cartoon Creation
- Artistic Painting
- Music Teacher
- Entertainers for stand-up comedy, music or acting
There are also non-creative jobs most anyone can do, including people with learning disabilities. Many jobs are computerized, so even if there is the need to make change the computer will tell them how much money they need to hand back to the customer.
- Customer Service/Support
- Delivery Jobs
- Order Taking
- Grocery Store clerk
- Hospital Orderly
- Pet Store Sales
- Truck Driver
- Car Driving Services
- Home-care of children or the elderly
- Commercial Painting
- Apprenticeships in almost any trade
If someone with a learning disability doesn’t know how to work in a particular trade, apprenticeships are a good way to learn on the job. There are various positions they might entertain, depending on their particular tastes and interests.
- Auto Body Repair
- Crane Operator
- HVAC Technician
There are also many jobs people with learning disabilities can do at home.
- Survey taking
- Creating blogs and getting advertisers
- Selling items on eBay, Amazon and other websites
- Designing mail campaigns for businesses
These are just some examples, but there are many more. The market is wide-open for people with learning disabilities to become gainfully employed.