Partners in Lifelong Support Since 1966

the SEED (Supported Employment Education Designs)

Mindy Oppenheim planted the SEED in the spring of 1994 to provide great (and fun) training for rehabilitation, supported employment, welfare-to-work, school-to-work transition and special education staff.

the SEED offers personal and professional development workshops for job coaches, job developers, employers, management and special education teachers. Disability awareness workshops are also offered. Upcoming workshops include Job Coach and Instructor “Trainer” Certification and Job Developer Certification Training.

Online courses are also offered by the SEED and provide an overview of developmental disability, the rights of people with developmental disabilities, history and overview of supported employment, job development boot camp, as well as a learning styles approach to training and coaching.

Visit the SEED at to view upcoming workshops and for more information about online learning and staff development opportunities.