Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
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.
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."
VR will start offering Job Retention Services
VR has made the decision to provide job retention services to eligible individuals, regardless of order of selection, who require specific services or equipment to keep their job. This new option was created by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). VR discussed this service option with the state rehabilitation council, and public input was received. VR is currently making necessary changes to field procedures and tracking systems so we can deliver these services.
Examples of VR Services:
- Medical and Psychological Assessment
- Vocational Evaluation and Planning
- Career Counseling and Guidance
- Training and Education After High School
- Job-Site Assessment and Accommodations
- Job Placement
- Job Coaching
- On-the-Job Training
- Supported Employment
- Assistive Technology and Devices
- Time-Limited Medical and/or Psychological Treatment
Vocational Rehabilitation Program Overview Video
This two minute video gives a quick overview of the VR program. It is available with English, Spanish, or Creole subtitles. If you would like more information about services offered by VR and how to apply, please watch the Orientation Video found on the Customer web page. (To show captions, see instructions below)
To show captions in English, Spanish, or Creole: play the video, then click on "CC" in the lower right corner to turn on the captioning. Choose the language from the drop down menu. If you would like to adjust the size of the captions, click on "options" in "CC" and click the "+" plus button.
Florida's Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program wants you to be prepared for a hurricane or other disaster. VR encourages you to take advantage of a state resource to help you, your family, and your business develop a disaster plan. This excellent planning tool is available at www.floridadisaster.org. You can also download the VR Hurricane Preparedness Brochure in English, Spanish and Creole.