Meetings and Events

2018 Meeting Schedule

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • March 19-21, 2019 - Legislative Fly-In

    DoubleTree by Hilton - Downtown Tallahassee  
    101 South Adams Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32301
    (877) 800-2652

    Florida ARF Sleeping Room Rate: $229.00
    Rate Cutoff: February 15, 2019 (If making reservation by phone, reference group code FAF or mention Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities.)

Meeting registration cancellations must be received at a minimum of seven calendar days before the meeting. Cancellations or no shows that do not meet that deadline will be charged at a minimum food & beverage costs associated with registration. Any cancellations or questions about Florida ARF meetings should be directed to Courtney Swilley at 850.942.3510.

2018 Training Schedule

Employment Outcomes Professional (EOPII) Training



Current service delivery models to help persons seeking employment are under strain due to harder to serve referrals and a struggling economy.  Through the skills learned in the Employment Outcomes Professionals Training (EOPII), job developers and placement specialists will learn new techniques for identifying opportunities and meeting employer’s needs.  Utilized by public and private providers through the United States and Canada, this process for achieving employment outcomes focuses on proven marketing and sales skills.  By utilizing effective marketing and selling skills, job developers and employment specialists engage in “the art of marketing and selling to employers a candidate option that may not be the employer’s first choice or in their usual comfort zone.”  A growing base of evidence validates that these practices complement supported employment, traditional job placement and other strategies such as job carving and customizing employment options.  Success in job development is based in the efforts of the job developer, not in the economy, employer attitudes or types of candidates.  Strengthen the job developer before looking at working on any of the others.

About the Trainer: Florida ARF Employment Consultant Bill Sandonato will facilitate this 3 day training.  He has over 30 years’ experience in organizations focused on helping people with disabilities and other barriers to obtain and maintain employment, including 25 years as President & CEO of Abilities of Florida.  Sandonato holds Master’s Degrees in Business and Rehabilitation and is a certified EOP trainer and was instrumental in bringing EOP methods to Florida.


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