Vocational Rehabilitation
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Job Programs

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.

Adult Programs

  • 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.

Learn more about Adult Programs

Students and Youth Programs

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.

Learn more about Student and Youth Programs

Social Security Disability 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.

Learn more about Ticket to Work