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. Passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act further supports VR efforts to prepare youth for success in the 21st century workforce through our Transition Youth Services.
VR Transition Youth Services help students with disabilities train for a job, continue their education, or find a job after high school. Under this program, every youth will have the opportunity to participate in sponsored career counseling, work readiness training, and fully integrated work experiences in the community. These services are delivered while youth are still in high school and establish the foundation for a seamless transition to individualized training, education, and employment.
What is the VR Transition Youth Program?
What does the VR Transition Youth Program offer?
Who should be referred to VR?
Who qualifies for Transition Youth services?
When should you apply?
What happens after you qualify for transition services?
How do you apply?
What laws help students with disabilities in school?
What is the STAR program?
Types of VR Assistance
While in high school:
- Medical & Psychological Assessment
- Vocational Evaluation & Planning
- Career Counseling & Guidance
- Work Readiness Training
- Work Experiences
After exiting high school:
- Workplace Accommodations
- Job Placement
- Job Coaching
- On-the-Job Training
- Supported Employment
- Assistive Technology & Devices
- Time-Limited Medical and/or Psychological Treatment
Other resources are available to further explain the transition process.
VR is continually working to provide you with the most current and useful information possible. If you have any comments or suggestions for improving this web page, please contact the VR Transition Team at VRTransitionYouth@vr.fldoe.org.