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MAKING YOUR POINT: Learning to Disagree

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Did you know that communication skills are ranked FIRST among a job candidate’s “must have” skills and qualities, according to a 2010 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers?

Students with disabilities need to LEARN how to DISAGREE (respectfully) as part of transition.  It is a vital aspect of self-advocacy and an important safety skill. Teaching youth these 5 steps can help them keep a disagreement constructive:

  1. Don’t take it personally
  2. Don’t put down the other person
  3. Use “I” statements to communicate
  4. Listen to the other person’s point of view
  5. Stay calm

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