Upcoming Conferences and Webinars

Upcoming Conferences

Making Wellness a Priority: Healthy Minds & Healthy Futures | Tuesday & Wednesday, April 24-25, 2018
This exciting statewide conference will bring together national and local speakers and presenters to share innovative and proven practical approaches in the area of transition of youth with emotional and mental health disabilities, specifically addressing employment, community engagement and systems of care.
Click here to learn more (pdf).
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Autism at Work Virtual Career Fair | Wednesday, April 25, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This virtual event is open to people on the autism spectrum from across the U.S. and Canada. Job seekers can review profiles of participating organizations and participate in online chat sessions.
Click here to learn more (pdf).
Click here to register.

Reinforcing Employment Access and Career Hiring (REACH) 2018 Diversity Conference | May 11, 2018
Reinforcing Employment Access and Career Hiring (REACH) is one of CareerSource Palm Beach County's most anticipated annual events, featuring speakers known worldwide and highly engaging topics that inspire businesses to take action. Experience all that REACH has to offer! During the registration process you will be asked if you would like to attend the Inclusion Works Roundtable, held May 10th (learn more about the roundtable here) at Nextera Energy's Manatee Lagoon. The roundtable is held the day before REACH and invites organizations from the hospitality, construction, health care, education and administrative industries for a conversation about challenges, myths and doubts businesses may face in hiring persons with disabilities.
Click here to register for this conference.

Transition Contacts Meeting | May 2, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (prior to 2018 VISIONS Transition Conference)
The 2018 Transition Contacts Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., prior to the 2018 VISIONS Conference. For questions regarding the 2018 Transition Contacts Meeting, please contact Wendy Metty (wendy.metty@fldoe.org) or Danie Roberts-Dahm (lroberts@usfsp.edu).
Click here to register. There is no cost to attend this meeting, but registration is required to ensure there will be adequate space and materials.

2018 VISIONS Transition Conference | May 2 - 4, 2018
Save the date for the Florida Division on Career Development and Transition's VISIONS conference on May 2-4, 2018, in Daytona Beach. For more information on the conference, visit the FDCDT's website.
Click here to download the registration form (doc).

2018 Annual Hartwick Symposium Series: Secondary and Family Focus  | July 12, 2018
Registration for Secondary and Family Focus symposiums will open on April 2nd, 2018. Please visit the Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education (FCIHE) website for registration and related information.
Click here to register for the Hartwick Symposium Series.

Florida's Youth Leadership Forum | July 18 - 22, 2018
The Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will host Florida’s Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) July 18-22, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. The YLF is a three-day leadership conference for youth and young adults with disabilities, ages 16 - 19, that helps pave the way for transition and independence. Participants will build their leadership skills and become better prepared to pursue employment, higher education and independent living. Click here to download the Delegate Application Form. Applications are due by April 15, 2018.

 Lynn University Transitions Conference (Call for Presentations) | Friday, September 21, 2018

Upcoming Webinars

FloridaShines College Success Series | Wednesdays in April 2018 (4th, 11th, 18th & 25th) at 3:00 pm 
In this series of four webinars, experts in the field will address topics such as exploring college majors, finding a college, finding ways to pay for school and discovering career interests. This interactive online experience is free and informative! 
Click here to learn more and register for each of the webinars.

Advancing Financial Literacy for Individuals with Disabilities | April 18, 2018 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
To commemorate Financial Capability Month and learn more about the challenges and opportunities to address the needs of Americans with disabilities to become more financially capable, please join the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and National Disability Institute (NDI) for presentations and discussions with representatives from federal agencies, financial regulators, and leaders in the disability community.

Participants will learn about:

•The consumer protections provided by MSRB rules for ABLE tax-advantaged savings accounts
•New materials from the FDIC to build financial capability for adults with disabilities
•Favorable tax benefits for people with disabilities from the IRS
•Financial literacy requirements in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
•The Financial Literacy Education Commission's (FLEC) priorities and cross-federal agency activities to advance financial education
•The challenges and opportunities to improve financial capability and inclusion for individuals across the spectrum of disabilities from disability leaders.

Click here to learn more and register for this webinar.

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