Education and Training
Opportunities for Florida's
This is an advocacy training program for individuals with developmental disabilities and family members. The program is designed to provide information, training, and skill building so that participants may better advocate for change. The intended goal is to achieve a partnership between people needing and using services and those in a position to make policy and law. Applications are typically due July 1. Apply for the 2020 class here.
The Route to Self-Determination
The purpose of the online Route to Self-determination training is to conduct outreach activities and trainings to promote self-determination for unserved and underserved Floridians with developmental disabilities in three areas of the state. Those targeted include individuals in rural areas, minorities, and/or Spanish-speaking individuals, and those for whom English is a second language. Contact the FDDC for information on the next RTD face-to-face trainings.
Project SALT (Self-Advocates Leadership Training)
SALT is a multi-year training program that provides self-advocates with knowledge and information to become active in leadership and to serve as mentors to individuals with developmental disabilities not yet involved in leadership. The self advocates will become a coalition of leaders training others and serving as a voice for self-advocate led mentorship.
Florida Youth Council Summit (FYC)
Family Café-sponsored Florida Youth Council hosts a Summit each August for young people with disabilities ages 15-30. The Summit includes fun and educational breakout sessions in self-advocacy, self-determination, social interaction, and other important topics.
Updated directory of training opportunities in self-advocacy, self-determination, leadership, and related topics.
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