Vocational Rehabilitation

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FL Dept. of Education
600 8th Ave West #201
Palmetto, Florida 34221

Phone: 941-721-2850
Toll Free Phone: 800-451-4327
Fax: 941-721-2864
TDD Phone:

Website: www.rehabworks.org

Program Description

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain or retain employment. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers. **Call for Appointment and Orientation**

Services Available Through This Program

Employment Assistance , Information and Services for Adults Age 60 and Over , Job Training/Search , Mental Health Education and Support , Special Needs/Disabilities and other related services , Youth and Adult Education, Literacy, Computer Instruction

Hours of Operation

Eligibility Requirements and Important Information

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provides pre-employment transition services to youth (ages 14-21) with disabilities without requiring a formal eligibility determination. To receive pre-employment transition services, youth must have an IEP or 504 Plan or be able to provide some other evidence of a disability/diagnosis. Pre-employment transition services include: Job Exploration Counseling; Work Readiness Training; Work-Based Learning Experiences; Self-Advocacy Training; and Post-Secondary Educational Counseling. VR also provides traditional Vocational Rehabilitation services to eligible individuals, including youth transitioning from High School. To be eligible for traditional VR services, an individual must: 1. Have the goal of becoming employed; 2. Have a physical, mental, emotional, or intellectual disability that interferes with his/her ability to get or keep a job; and, 3. Require VR's help to prepare for, get, or keep a job.

Availability and Fees
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