Vocational Rehabilitation DIV
Rehabilitation Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Smith-Fess Act of 1920 was the beginning of the public rehabilitation program for persons with disabilities. Funds were offered for vocational guidance, training, prostheses, and placement services. There have been many laws enacted to enhance the life of persons with disabilities. The 1992 Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 outlined the intent of Congress to ensure consumer choice in career opportunities.
Vocational Rehabilitation DIV
read moreLocal Vocational Rehabilitation offices are open to the public following the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, local ordinances and landlord approval, if applicable. For information on offices that are open and to schedule appointments, call your local office. VR Office Directory. Information on meeting in an office. The remaining 21.3 percent of the costs ($41,409,148) were funded by Florida State Appropriations.
Service Provider Choice Directory
read moreThe Service Provider Choice Directory helps VR customers make an informed choice about which service provider best fit your needs. You can search the directory on your own and/or with your counselor to learn more about the service providers in your area who provide the services you need. The remaining 21.3 percent of the costs ($41,409,148) were funded by Florida State Appropriations.
Vocational Rehabilitation Customers
read moreVocational 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. VR will look at the income of eligible individuals to determine if they will be required to share the cost of vocational rehabilitation services. Some individuals or services may be exempt, and you will not be required to pay for those services. All eligible individuals are assigned to a category of service based upon their significance of disability.
Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
read moreVR Transition Youth helps students with disabilities prepare and plan for employment success after high school. Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Services ensures that eligible individuals with all types of hearing loss receive VR services. Necessary assistance and skills training for both employee and employer can help persons who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or Deaf-Blind get or keep a job. Supported Employment serves people with the most significant disabilities who have not been successful in competitive employment.
Vocational Rehabilitation Success
read moreThis brochure (PDF) provides information about VR and shares the success of 12 customers who are gainfully employed because of services provided by VR. Englewood, FL - "The brunette ladies like to wear blue dresses, and the blonde ladies prefer red." This astute observation comes from Rialto Goodwill's Fashion Consultant-in-training, Ben Davis. Ocala, FL - Sue Cassell didn't know where to turn when her job search hit a dead end, and then she discovered Vocational Rehabilitation, an agency that helps people with disabilities find or keep a job.