Disability Employment Awareness Month

Webinar Wednesday Series

Throughout Disability Employment Awareness Month, we will hold informative webinars to learn about important education initiatives, transition resources, talent retention and more. Register today to join us and share this information with your colleagues. 

Oct 4, 2023 | 11:00 AM
Future of Work Florida Initiative and Workforce Preparation

During this first webinar of the series, The Able Trust and Chancellor Kevin O’Farrell of the Division of Career and Adult Education discussed the Future of Work Florida, a part of the Get There program, the Florida Department of Education’s workforce education initiative focused on career and technical education. Future of Work Florida was created to bring together job creators, industry leaders and education and community partners to showcase the careers of the future and the industries with the most growth potential. Click below to review the webinar recording.

Oct 11, 2023 | 11:00 AM
Autism at Work – A Refresher

This webinar is designed for employment specialists who work with clients on the autism spectrum. It is a high level refresher of ASD and how employment specialists can focus on the strengths their clients have. Shelton Gilyard, a scholar and researcher with nearly 25 years of experience working on behalf of individuals with disabilities, will offer key insights. Click the video below to watch the webinar recording.

Autism at Work Reference List – click here to download

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Oct 18, 2023 | 11:00 AM
New Transition-Related Legislation: What You Need to Know

During the October 18 webinar, Project 10: Transition Education Network presented information on the current state of transition education in Florida. Watch the recorded webinar below and discover the range of resources available through this outstanding organization.

Oct 25, 2023 | 11:00 AM
Workplace Culture & Employee Engagement

During this webinar, panelists shared their experience and techniques on how they maintain a positive and productive workplace culture. Watch this webinar to learn how to keep the talent you have on your team, how to communicate effectively and how to refresh your leadership skills in a way that allows you to bring your best to the office every day. As an attendee, you will come away better equipped to take care of yourself and your staff, so your entire team can better serve your clients.

Nov 1, 2023 | 2:00 PM
Together We Thrive: ERGs Bridging Gaps for People with Disabilities and Their Families

In this enlightening session, we explore the transformative power of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in fostering inclusivity and support for individuals with disabilities and their families. Discover how ERGs can break down barriers, create a sense of belonging and empower employees in the workplace.


  • Abby Childress – Florida Blue 
  • Tammy Martinez – Johnson and Johnson 
  • Kristin Smith, Paul Spann and Nicole Delvesco – Kennedy Space Center

Our Disability Employment Awareness Month theme is Fueling Workplace Ambition, demonstrating that people with disabilities are ambitious and have the knowledge and skills to be meaningful additions to the workforce. We look forward to seeing disability employment expand in Florida. And what better way to start each workday than with a cup of tea, coffee or any beverage that fuels our ambition.

2022 Webinar Wednesday

Interested in webinars from the 2022 Webinar Wednesday Series? Watch the Collaborating to Make an Impact  webinar to see how VyStar Credit Union is partnering with The Arc Jacksonville to employ and empower people with intellectual disabilities. CLICK HERE