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. The division provides programs for adults, students and youth.
Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind services address hearing loss issues in the workplace, as well as guidance and counseling on how to cope with hearing loss.
Independent Living promotes a philosophy of independent living—including a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and systems advocacy.
Supported Employment is a unique employment service for individuals with the most significant disabilities who require ongoing support services to succeed in competitive employment.
Ticket to Work is a Social Security Administration program available to Floridians. For those who qualify for social security benefits, tickets will be issued and may be taken to Employment Network participants, such as VR, which offer access to employment and rehabilitation services necessary to help a person secure and retain employment. This program is voluntary.
Passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act further supports VR efforts to prepare youth for success in the 21st century workforce through our Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) and Transition Youth Programs.
If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Benefits Specialists are on hand to counsel you on work incentives and other benefits of working while educating you on the effects of earnings as you plan for employment.
External Link Disclaimer: As a convenience and for informational purposes only, the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provides external hyperlinks on its website, directing website users toward certain outside sites; links to these websites do not constitute VR's endorsement or approval of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. All links VR provides are consistent with the mission of its website. However, VR exercises no editorial control over the information website users may find on external websites. VR also cannot attest to the accuracy or appropriateness of information provided by external websites and organizations.
The Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is an equal opportunity employer. It is against the law for VR as a recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate against any individual in the United States on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. The application process used by VR to determine eligibility for services, any subsequent services and the entire VR process are subject to these non-discrimination requirements. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. VR program receives 78.7 percent of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For the 2022 Federal fiscal year, the total amount of grant funds awarded were $176,521,122. The remaining 21.3 percent of the costs ($47,775,094) were funded by Florida State Appropriations. Revised October 2022.