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Breaking Barriers Training Academy

Florida Self-Advocates Network'D (FL SAND) created the Breaking Barriers Training Academy in 2020 to provide training to self-advocates, parents, providers, and other disability stakeholders in the areas of self-determination, self-advocacy, disability sensitivity, and other topics.  Breaking Barriers Training Academy is unique in that a majority of its offerings are developed and delivered by self-advocates. Scroll down for more information.

Self-Advocacy essentials webinar series

July 9, 2024 / 12:30-1:30 PM

Working People with Disabilities Program 

Start earning what you're worth without fear of losing your essential Medicaid services. Presented by the FL SAND Fellows, learn key information about the Working Peoples program and how you can start taking advantage of it immediately.

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August 12, 2024

12:30-1:30 PM

HCBS Rules & You!

Understand your rights according to Home and Community-Based Services federal rules. This knowledge is essential to advocating for the services you need.

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On-site training

Experienced self-advocate trainers are available to come to your organization to deliver training in a variety of areas. Contact BBTA to discuss your company's or organization's needs.

Online Courses

An online version of "The Route To Self-Determination," train-the-trainer course, developed by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council to serve self-advocates in areas of the state who may not have access to face-to-face training, is under development. Check back.

Want to present at Family Cafe? Watch this webinar providing tips and training for writing an engaging Family Cafe presentation proposal.


Breaking Barriers has access to a variety of engaging and experienced self-advocate speakers who are able to speak on a variety of topics, from their inspiring personal stories of breaking barriers to informative talks on navigating employment, waiver services, benefits, transition, and community inclusion.

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