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The VR Kids Menu Smorgasbord

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) has increased the menu of programs and services that Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) can offer to students with disabilities 14-21 years of age. This presentation will walk through all of the Pre-Employment Transition Services and Transition Youth Programs available to help youth transition into training, education, and employment beyond high school. New, faster, easier ways to access services will be shared. We will also discuss the wide variety of Transition Youth Programs specially catered to serving youth with the most significant disabilities.

From Athlete to Activist: One Activist’s Story

Mia Ives-Rublee has dedicated her life’s work to civil rights activism. She began her journey as an adapted athlete, competing internationally in track, road racing, fencing, and crossfit. She obtained her Masters in Social Work and began working with people with disabilities to help them find employment and independence in their communities. She worked as a research assistant at UNC Chapel Hill Department of Emergency Medicine and researched mental health crisis interventions. Mia does public speaking across the country on issues related to social justice and enabling everyone to participate fully in all aspects of society. More recently, she began working for Women’s March, founding and coordinating the Women’s March Disability Caucus.She helped coordinate accessibility services for over 41,000 Disabled people at the first Women’s March on Washington and continues to advocate that Women’s March remain fully inclusive. For her work on the Women’s March on Washington, Mia was named by Glamour Magazine as one of 2017’s Women of the Year Award.

The 20th Anniversary Governors Summit on Disabilities

The Annual Governor’s Summit on Disabilities presents a unique opportunity to hear from leaders of both the Executive and Legislative branches of our state government, as well as representatives of multiple State Agencies that serve people with disabilities in our state. Here in our 20th year, we are very proud to continue the practice of connecting Floridians with disabilities with decision makers at the highest level of state government, to foster a productive dialogue about the issues facing Floridians with disabilities, and the impact public policy has on their daily lives.

The 20th Anniversary Governors Summit on Disabilities



When You and the School Disagree

When disagreements occur over special education services or when you believe that the school is not meeting its legal obligations, there are various options available to help resolve these disputes. This session provides an overview of the dispute resolution options available to parents and guardians at the local, district and state levels.

The Family Café

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