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Employment First Training – Houston Sept 26 & 27th

September 26 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 4:00 pm

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Note: This training is offered at Harris Center’s SW Clinic on two different days: September 26th and another session on September 27th

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, 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.

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.


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.

Houston Training Location

Host LIDDA: Harris Center

Register Today
Harris Center – Room 104
9401 Southwest Freeway
Houston, Texas, 77074


Use the link below to register for the Texas Health and Human Services Employment First training in Houston:


Other Training Locations

This training will be taking place at various locations throughout Texas. If you cannot make the Houston training see the link below for more locations that the Employment First training will be held.

More Training Locations 

For questions, email Nehtra.Davis2@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Nick Bryant is a Counselor with 10 years of experience working in community health. He enjoys concerts, mocking Dallas Cowboy fans and creating easy to understand community resources on his site HoustonCaseManagers.com. To become a more saucy social worker, hop on his free email list and receive weekly community resource guides delivered directly to your inbox.


September 26 @ 8:00 am
September 27 @ 4:00 pm
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Harris Center – SW
9401 Southwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77074
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