Employment First Training

People with disabilities have much to offer employers and their communities. HHSC works with employers to match them with job applicants with disabilities who can add value to a business as they live the life they want.

HHSC will provide a series of free, one-day workshops on our Employment First Training program:

Who Should Attend

Staff who support individuals who have set employment as a goal, MCO’s, providers of waiver services, service coordinators, case managers, LIDDAs, professional and direct care staff.

Advocates, service recipients, families, guardians and anyone interested in employment services for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are welcome to attend.

What's Covered

  • Texas Employment First Policy.
  • Employment services in Medicaid waivers, including billable services and billing information.
  • How Medicaid waiver employment services and Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services works.
  • Overview of Social Security Administration disability benefits.
  • HCBS settings rule changes.
  • HHS Employment Recruitment Coordinator Project and Employment Initiatives.
  • Additional Employment First Initiatives

Goal of This Training

Increasing job opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This training is for anyone who wants a better understanding of how Employment Services work. Everyone is welcome.

Schedule

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be a special one-hour session for administrators, mangers and leadership from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. This special session will tell you how to make Employment First work for your agencies.

Register for a Course Near You

Registration isn't restricted to the training location attached to your LIDDA. You can to attend any training regardless of your LIDDA location.

For questions, email Monty.Chamberlain@hhsc.state.tx.us.

General Sessions

Aug. 8, Houston

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Harris Center
9401 Southwest Freeway,
Houston, Texas 77074

Aug. 22, Lubbock

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MCM Elegante
801 Ave. Q
Lubbock, Texas 79401

Aug. 28, El Paso

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Aloft Hotel
303 Texas Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79901

Sept. 11, Abilene

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MCM Elegant
4250 Ridgemont Dr.
Abilene, Texas 79606

Sept. 24, Dallas

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Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak
Dallas, Texas 75204

Sept. 25, Fort Worth

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Hilton Garden Inn
912 Northton Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Oct. 10, Austin  

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Norris Conference Center
2525 W. Anderson Ln. Ste 365
Austin, Texas 78757

Oct. 24, Tyler

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Magnuson Hotel
3310 Troup Highway
Tyler, Texas 75701

Nov. 6, San Antonio

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Tri Point Center
3233 N. St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, Texas 78212

Nov. 20, McAllen

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Cambria Suites & Convention Center
701 S. Ware Rd.
McAllen, Texas 78501

Dec. 11, Corpus Christi

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Holiday Inn Downtown Marina
707 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Family & Advocates Sessions

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Registration isn't restricted to the training location attached to your MCO. You can to attend any training regardless of your MCO location.

For questions, email Monty.Chamberlain@hhsc.state.tx.us

Aug. 8, Houston

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Harris Center
9401 Southwest Freeway  
Houston, Texas 77074

Aug. 28, El Paso

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Aloft Hotel
303 Texas Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79901

Sept. 25, Fort Worth

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Hilton Garden Inn
912 Northton Sreet
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Oct. 24, Tyler

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Magnuson Hotel
3310 Troup Highway
Tyler, Texas 75701

Nov. 6, San Antonio

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Tri Point Center
3233 N. St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, Texas 78212

Nov. 20, McAllen

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Cambria Suites & Convention Center
701 S. Ware Rd.
McAllen, Texas 78501