Transition Youth

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have 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, ages 14-21, 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:

After exiting high school:

Customer Referral Form

Please complete this form and mail or turn in the referral to the nearest VR office. For a list of offices, visit the VR Office Directory and select the area by clicking on the map or the Area Office Location links; or call toll free (800)-451-4327.

Customer Referral (Word)
Referido Cliente (Word)


Bureau of Exceptional Student Education administers programs for students with disabilities. 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.

McKay Scholarship provides Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school.

VR Map of Transition Liaisons for each VR unit office.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions regarding Youth Transition services, contact your local VR Office or the VR Transition Team at

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