Regional Demo Center: Northwest Florida
Florida Disability Mentoring Day is October 17
Florida Disability Employment Awareness Month/Disability Mentoring Day (DEAM/DMD) is part of a large-scale national effort to promote career development for students, job seekers, and veterans with disabilities through hands-on career exploration, on-site job shadowing, and ongoing mentoring potentially leading to internship and employment opportunities. The Able Trust leads a coalition of statewide and community-based organizations which offer Disability Mentoring Day activities in their communities.
Participating students and job seekers have the opportunity to visit an employer mentor's job site and learn about his or her day-to-day job experiences in an effort to better prepare and sharpen their skills for a particular career path. Employer mentors gain access to a pool of emerging talent, potential interns, and demonstrate positive leadership in their community.
Florida leads the nation in mentoring opportunities through Disability Mentoring Day, and was the first state to assure that DMD activities were offered in every county. For more information on DMD, visit www.floridadmd.org.
FAAST, Inc. presents a training workshop on the individualized education program (IEP) planning process inclusive of transition planning, 504 reasonable accommodations, ADA auxiliary aids and services, and assistive technologies leading to post-secondary education and employment.
When: Saturday Morning, September 22,2012 10:00am - 12:00 Noon
Where: Chipola College 3158 College Street, Marianna, FL 32446
The Continuing Education Conference Center Bldg 1000, Room 0123
1-888-788-6216, ext. 107 / 850-487-3278, ext. 107
Steve Howells, FAAST Executive Director (ext. 102)
We are pleased to present a comprehensive training workshop on the IEP planning process inclusive of transition planning, 504 reasonable accommodations, ADA auxiliary aids and services, assistive technologies, and support services leading to employment. The experienced trainer sponsored by FAAST will be Ms. Connie Serafin with expertise as a client advocate and paralegal. We will be offering comprehensive training materials and self-help resource guides designed to help children with disabilities and their families, advocates, educational professionals, and other interested parties.
Although there is no charge for this training opportunity, we do ask that participants RSVP to pre-register as space will be limited
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More services available at this center
Microsoft Accessibility Resource Centers: The Northwest Demonstration Center is equipped with video demonstrations and accessibility tutorials that show you how to make computing easier, more convenient, and more comfortable. You'll find staff experts in computer technology and accessibility-so you'll be able to ask questions and learn how to adjust your personal computer. Free Microsoft Accessibility Resource CD Sets are available -so you can take information with you to use after your visit to the center.
Assistive Technology Demonstrations: FAAST holds regular demonstrations. These demonstrations will be both informal, as visitors are touring through the Center, and formal, with planned demonstration days.
As part of regular Center tours, FAAST staff will plan to do minor demonstrations of the assistive technology. Informal demonstrations will be catered to the desire of the visitor. FAAST staff will be familiar with all of the technology displayed in the Center, and will demonstrate software and/or other technology at the request of the employee.
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology
Contact: Andre Howard
3333 West Pensacola Street
Building 100, Suite 140
Tallahassee, Florida 32304-2800
PH: (850) 487-3278
Toll Free: 1-888-788-9216
TDD: (877) 506-2723