2nd Annual Independence through Employment Conference
Friday, February 26th, 2015 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

9:00 – 9:10
Welcome and Introductions – Michelle Rubin, President, Autism After 21
9:30 – 10:30

National Policy: Challenges and Opportunities –
Elizabeth Jennings , Deputy Director, National Disability Institute
(Employment First, WIOA and the LEAD Center for DOL and the WIOA TA Center)

Panel: Aleisa McK inlay, Director, Florida Vocational Rehabilitation
Florida Developmental Disability Council, Employment First Initiative Florida

10:30 – 10:45
11:00- 12:15

Florida Responds: Emerging Best Practices
C2C Comes to Florida – Steve Allen, National Services Manager, PolicyWorks, Inc.
VR Pilots Peer Mentoring in South Florida – Kirk Hall or Regional Administrator
University of Central Florida – Adam Meyer, Director, Students Disability Service Center, University of Central Florida

Partners Create New Options: Transitioning Owls, SOAR, NeuroDiversity Career Academy- Michelle Rubin, President, Autism After 21, Dr. Herm Fishbein, Head Master, NeuroDiversity Career Academy

12:15 – 1:30

Business Ability Awards Luncheon – Joey Travolta

1:30 – 2:30
Funding the Vision:  Elaine Katz, Senior Vice President, Grants and Communications

Rising Stars: Changing Lives One Person at a Time


We Can See Clearly Now – Elizabeth Jennings