The “Abilities Work” Help Desk is here to assist employers and job seekers with disabilities in navigating the disability support system as seamlessly as possible. For assistance, please call the Help Desk toll-free at (844) 245-3405 or email AbilitiesWorkHD@vr.fldoe.org.
The information and links on this page will provide you information about accessing resources that will assist you in searching for meaningful employment. There are numerous not-for-profit organizations and service providers that will be invaluable to you and your family. One of the most important websites is the Employ Florida website. For employment services the local Career Center is critical and can be an important partner in meeting your employment goals.
CareerSource Florida has a statewide network of career development professionals who work directly with Florida employers to align their demand for skilled talent with the needs of Floridians seeking employment and career development opportunities.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity offers CareerSource Centers to help you with your job search. The CareerSource center can help you find a job.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) 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.
The APD resource directory can help you find multiple resources in a variety of areas including personal care services, transportation, volunteer opportunities, transition programs, and more.
The Florida Division of Blind Services helps blind and visually impaired individuals achieve their goals and live their lives with as much independence and self-direction as possible.
The Able Trust believes that when people with disabilities want to work, they should. The Trust supports individual non-profit vocational rehabilitation programs throughout Florida with fund-raising, grant making and public awareness of disability issues.
The Brain Injury Association of Florida informs, educates, supports and advocates for Florida's 210,000 families living with traumatic brain injury.
FAAST envisions a seamless supportive partnership between Florida businesses and government to provide assistive technology products and services which will enable persons with disabilities to participate in independent living, education, work and recreation from birth to death.
Florida ARF is a statewide, professional industry association that provides advocacy, information, and networking for individuals with disabilities and the community agencies that serve them.
We are an independent commission housed within the Florida Department of Transportation. Our Mission - To insure the availability of efficient, cost-effective, and quality transportation services for transportation disadvantaged persons.
The SAMH Program is responsible for the oversight of a statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity promotes economic opportunities for all Floridians, formulating and implementing successful workforce, community, and economic development policies and strategies. Choose a new career, or analyze your skills to find an occupation that best suits you.
The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services administers programs for students with disabilities and for gifted students. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.
On their home page you will find links to the location of your nearest VA Medical Facility, a list of Florida Veteran Service Offices, a National Resource Directory, and other information.
The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc., advocates and promotes meaningful participation in all aspects of life for Floridians with developmental disabilities.
The Florida Independent Living Council is a statewide council established by federal mandate and Florida Statute.
Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) is a statewide non-profit 501(c)3 organization that administers the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for citizens of Florida who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind and Speech Impaired.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
Think Beyond the Label is committed to making the business case for employing people with disabilities. They are a partnership of health and human service and employment agencies with federal grants, coming together to build a uniform national infrastructure and approach that connects businesses to qualified candidates with disabilities. Their goal is to raise awareness that hiring people with disabilities makes good business sense.
The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
This website is a comprehensive guide for college students struggling with mental health issues. It outlines common struggles faced by young adults, including symptoms, treatment options, and where to find support groups.
Disability.gov is an award-winning federal government website that provides an interactive, community-driven information network of disability-related programs, services, laws and benefits.
Free consultation and technical assistance for employers seeking to recruit and hire qualified people with disabilities.