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. 

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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.



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.

Online Courses

Breaking Barriers Training Academy is in the process of building its online offerings. We are proud to deliver "The Route To Self-Determination," a free course developed by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council to serve self-advocates in underserved geographic areas of the state who may not have access to face-to-face training.


Lists of national and statewide training and funding assistance. 

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