Subject: List of best jobs for a young man with nld?
Can anyone suggest a job that might be good for someone with NLD? We have figured out about 7 or 8 that are not good (through experience), but can't seem to find ones that are. any suggestions would be appriciated.
No suggestions for specific jobs, sorry. But, you might first look at what the person enjoys doing and what he/she is "good at." Then, look at jobs requiring/utilizing those skills sets. As a teacher and the parent of children with fairly significant LDs, the daughter of a man with severe ADHD, and the wife of a nice man with moderate LDs, I speak from experience. I also have moderate LDs myself. My children have all finished college and all have jobs they enjoy (BTW, a good bit of trial and error occured along the way, for all of us).
I assume your son is finished high school. You might consider contacting your state's Vocational Rehabilitation Services. They may be able to help with some skills training for a job.
Is your son able to run a cash register? This opens up a number of job opportunities. My daughter who is very bad at math did master making change from the cash register. She now works as a crew chief in a fast food restaurant. Her husband who also has learning disabilities now works as a janitor cleaning our local merchant mall.