Training Sessions and Webinars

Florida Employment First Grassroots Group

A grassroots group is made of people at the local level who get together to identify, plan, and accomplish goals that help address community needs. The Employment First Florida Grassroots Group is made up of people with disabilities and people who support them to improve employment opportunities. The Employment First Grassroots Group is a way for people to share their ideas and experiences about employment. Anyone who wants to share their experiences, make recommendations about how to improve employment, and learn new ideas about employment can join. Meetings are held online and by phone. If you would like to participate, call Sheila Johnson at 617-287-4367, or email her at:

Meeting Schedule Dates: Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
                                         Tuesday October 17, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm

Please Visit: to learn more about the group on the Employment First Florida Website:


Project SEARCH
Project SEARCH is a one-year internship program for students with disabilities, in their last year of high school. It is targeted for students whose goal is competitive employment. The program takes place in a healthcare, government or business setting where total immersion in the workplace facilitates the teaching and learning process as well as the acquisition of employability and marketable work skills.    Student interns work with a team that includes their family, their Project SEARCH instructor, job coach/developer and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to create an employment goal and support the student during this important transition from school to work. The interns begin their day learning employability skills in a training room at the host business. After this hour long class, the interns travel to their internship at the host business where they spend approximately five hours. At the end of the day, the interns return to the training room to reflect on their day, discuss challenges and evaluate progress. The goal of Project SEARCH is competitive employment for each intern utilizing the skills they learned during the program
Teams wishing to apply may access and submit the Project SEARCH Florida Implementation Application, CLICK HERE.  



 iBudget Waiver Wait List Advocate Training                                   

        iBudget Advocate Training Video  CLICK HERE  


 Online Graduate Certificate in Positive Behavior Support

 The University of South Florida and the Florida Center for
 Inclusive Communities offer a fully online Graduate Certificate in Positive
 Behavior Support (PBS).  This 12 credit hour course of study prepares
 individuals from public health, mental health, school psychology, school
 administration, education, early education, and social work to be effective
 members of the school, early childhood, or individual support team implementing
 PBS. The program includes classes focused on providing consultation and guiding
 collaboration, implementing school-wide PBS, addressing behavior challenges in
 young children, and intensive individualized interventions.  

 For more information click here



 Master of Science Degree in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health                                     

 The CABH is a unique and distinctive curriculum that focuses on children with behavioral health  challenges.

 To learn more click here











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