EmployME First Forum

You are invited to participate in a discussion about community employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Florida. Join us for a presentation on the Florida
Developmental Disabilities Council’s EmployME First project, a project to develop ways to increase access to community employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the project and provide feedback on the current state of employment for people with IDD in Florida.

  • Pensacola July 11, 2012 11:00am-1:00pm
  • J. Earle Bowden Building Conference Room
  • 1 120 Church St.
  • Pensacola, FL 32502
  • Jacksonville Friday, July 13, 2012 1:00-3:00pm
  • APD office 3631 Hodges Blvd. Building B
  • Jacksonville, FL 32224
  • Orlando Tuesday, July 24, 2012 2:00-4:00pm
  • Goodwill Industries of Central Florida
  • 7531 S. Orange Blossom Trail
  • Orlando, FL 32809
  • Sarasota, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:00 am-1:00pm
  • Selby Public Library 1331 First Street
  • Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Ft. Lauderdale Thursday, July 26 2:00-4:00pm
  • Workforce One/ Broward County
  • 6301 NW 5th Way, Suite 3000
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Please RSVP at www.iciget.it/emf
Space is limited so please register early!

There was a rumor going around that supported employment would be reduced to to one hour a week, if a person had been employed for three years.  A support coordination called Art Brandt, from the Program Offce at APD and asked regarding this.  Here is an e-mail from her.
I  had to call Art Brandt with APD today and figured I would get his take on this.
He sat on the supported employment sub committee  that made the recommendations to the  House and Senate on supportive employment.
He said that the 1 hr a week after 3 yrs of supportive employment is inaccurate info.  But he said that changes in supportive employment will be made based on long term success in employment.
Both supportive employment and supportive living are being revamped but nothing is in stone yet.