Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

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Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

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Florida Vocational Rehabilitation is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.

Our Mission is “to help people with disabilities find and maintain employment and enhance their independence.” Our Vision is “to become the first place people with disabilities turn when seeking employment and a top resource for employers in need of qualified employees.”


Transition Youth
VR Transition Youth helps students with disabilities prepare and plan for employment success after high school.

Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Services
Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Services ensures that eligible individuals with all types of hearing loss receive VR services. Necessary assistance and skills training for both employee and employer can help persons who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or Deaf-Blind get or keep a job.

Supported Employment
Supported Employment serves people with the most significant disabilities who have not been successful in competitive employment. The program helps individuals become employed in their community by using services such as job coaching and follow-up to promote employment stability.

Ticket to Work
Ticket to Work is a Social Security Administration (SSA) program available to Floridians. For those who qualify for social security benefits, tickets will be issued and may be taken to Employment Network (EN) participants, such as VR, who offer access to employment and rehabilitation services necessary to help a person secure and retain employment. This program is voluntary.

Independent Living Program
The Independent Living Program provides services through a statewide network of private non-profit, non-residential, locally-based and consumer-controlled Centers for Independent Living.

Mental Health Programs
VR coordinates services with available mental health centers, programs, and service providers to assist individuals with mental or emotional disabilities in becoming employed.

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker
The Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Program funds projects that provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities who are migrant or seasonal farm workers and the family members who live with them.

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
FAAST envisions a seamless, supportive partnership between Florida businesses and government to provide assistive technology devices and services that will enable persons with disabilities to participate in independent living, education, work, and recreation from birth to death.

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