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.
Upcoming meetings (2018)
October 24, 3-4pm
National Disability Employment Awareness Month with Employment First Florida by learning about mentoring experiences of people with disabilities. We will hear from self-advocates and the mentors who support them prepare for employment and be successful on the job. Register now! Contact Sheila Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance with registration.
Most recent meeting
July 24, 2018
Topic: Secondary Transition of Youth with Disabilities with Project 10
The meeting focused on how Florida school districts identify and meet programmatic needs to help improve post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities. The co-director for Project 10, Danie Roberts-Dahm, will explain how Project 10 has been helping schools succeed by providing them resources, technical assistance, and training
Project 10 resources:
- Project 10 Extended Transition list
- Project 10 Trainings by Indicator
- Project 10 Self-advocate Resources
What is a 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.
Who runs the Employment First Florida Grassroots Group?
Staff from the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council and the Institute for Community Inclusion facilitate the activities.
Who can join the Employment First Florida Grassroots Group?
Anyone who wants to see people with disabilities find jobs! Current members include people with disabilities, self-advocates, teachers, family members, case managers, transition specialists, community rehabilitation providers, and government agency and organization staff members.
What happens during the meetings?
Group members learn from presenters and share their experiences and concerns. Each meeting has a special topic and guest speakers.Topics have included state employment policies, internships and jobs for youth,transportation, and working with employers to help them hire more people with disabilities.
When and where are the meetings?
All meetings are held online and by phone. If you want to participate, call Sheila Johnson at 617-287-4367, or email her at email@example.com. You can also join the mailing list to receive updates.
You can learn more about the group by emailing Jean Winsor .