Employment Resources

Connections: Tools and Resources for Adult Life (New) - provides information that connects individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to tools and resources that will support their transition into adult life.

To download this booklet in English Click Here

To download this booklet in Spanish Click Here

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Employment First Messaging DVD (New) - details the collaborative efforts of nine state agency and organi-zation collaborative efforts to improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities in Florida. The DVD may be used by anyone seeking to share information with diverse stakeholders on Florida’s Employment First efforts.

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Florida Rural Routes to Employment Replication Manual (New) - The Florida Rural Routes to Employment Replication Manual contains best practice information for individuals providing services or desiring to provide services in the areas of customized employment, job development, placement and follow-along supports, including specific strategies to achieve quality employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities residing in rural settings.

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FYI Transition

The University of South Florida, in collaboration with the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, developed a website to provide information to students with disabilities and their families related to employment and transition. FYI Transition provides information and web-based learning on transition planning, career and post-secondary education planning, job development and support, career exploration, funding, work incentives, and more. FYI Transition is being maintained by the Training Resource Network, Inc., Dale DiLeo, with support from the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. For more information  please visit: http://fyitransition-students.org/  

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Let’s Get Everyone to Work DVDs

Let’s Get Everyone to Work: Resource Toolkit for Students and Families

This 45-minute video explores strategies and approaches that lead to successful employment and greater independence for individuals with developmental disabilities. It focuses on the importance of having high expectations for employment and independence and using a person-centered transition process that reflects the interests and abilities of the individual, while developing a collaborative and creative support network. Also included are 12 personal stories of individuals with developmental disabilities who are successfully employed or participating in postsecondary education. You may order one DVD online and make as many copies as you wish. If you need additional copies, please download from the website including English or Spanish subtitles or order online, 

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English: Student Family Click Here       Spanish: Student-Transition Click Here

English: Amanda Click Here                 Spanish: Student-Amanda Click Here

English: Antionette Click Here              Spanish: Student-Antoinette Click Here

English: Chelsea Click Here                 Spanish: Student-Chelsea Click Here

English: Edwin Click Here                    Spanish: Student-Edwin Click Here

English: Jason Click Here                    Spanish: Student-Jason Click Here

English: JJstudent Click Here              Spanish: Student-JJ-ESP Click Here 

English: Jonathan Click Here               Spanish: Jonathan Click Here

English: Kelsey Click Here                   Spanish: Student-Kelsey Click Here

English: Michael Click Here                 Spanish: Student-Michael Click Here

English: Misty Click Here                     Spanish: Student-Misty Click Here

English: Richard Click Here                 Spanish: Student-Richard Click Here

English: Shane Click Here                   Spanish: Student-Shane Click Here

Advice-Parents English: Click Here     Spanish:  Advice-Parents Click Here

Advice-Students English: Click Here   Spanish:  Advice-Students Click Here

Careers English: Click Here                Spanish: Student-Career Click Here

College English: Click Here                 Spanish: Student-College Click Here

On The Job English: Click Here           Spanish: Student-Job Click Here

Person Centered English: Click Here   Spanish: Student-Person Click Here

 

Let’s Get Everyone to Work: Marketing Toolkit for Employers - This five-minute video highlights the benefits of hiring people with developmental disabilities and the support that is available to help your business and your employee succeed. Also included are 10 personal stories of individuals who have become super employees with the support of their families, schools, employers, co-workers and communities.

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Employer Intro View Video:  Click Here
Amanda View Video: Click Here
Antionette View Video:  Click Here
Edwin View Video:  Click Here
Jason View Video:  Click Here
JJEmpPs View Video:  Click Here
Jonathan View Video:  Click Here 
KelseyPsEmp View Video:  Click Here
Misty View Video: Click Here
Richard View Video:  Click Here
Shane View Video:  Click Here

 

Let’s Get Everyone to Work: Teaching Toolkit for Pre-Service Professionals - This 45-minute video explores the role of educators, rehabilitation specialists, social workers and other professionals in supporting successful employment and greater independence for individuals with developmental disabilities. It focuses on the importance of having high expectations for employment and independence and using a person-centered transition process that reflects the interests and abilities of the individual. Also included are 12 personal stories of individuals with developmental disabilities who are successfully employed or participating in postsecondary education.

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Pre-Service Video: Click Here   
Amanda View Video:  Click Here
Antionette View Video:  Click Here
Chelsea View Video:  Click Here
Edwin View Video:  Click Here
Jason View Video:  Click Here
JJEmpPs View Video:  Click Here 
Jonathan View Video:  Click Here 
KelseyPsEmp View Video:  Click Here
Misty View Video:  Click Here

 

The Changing Face of Benefits     

The Changing Face of Benefits self-paced workbook was created to provide individuals, families, and profes-sionals with basic information about Social Security Disability and Medicaid/Medicare benefits, information to support informed decision-making, and programs and services available to help people with disabilities move toward financial success. The workbook can be accessed in English and Spanish as a downloadable workbook Click Here

Samuel's Journey is a supplemental workbook to The Changing Face of Benefits that is specifically targeted to individuals with disabilities. Samuel's Journey can be accessed as a downloadable workbook Click Here

The Changing Face of Benefits is also offered in English and Spanish as a self-paced online course which can be found at: http://www.floridabenefits.org/ Successful completers of the online course may also apply for CEUs

 

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