Local Vocational Rehabilitation offices are temporarily closed to the public to minimize exposure to COVID-19. VR representatives are reaching out to anyone needing our services by phone and/or email, not in-person. For local contact information, click here.
Questions, call VR Headquarters Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (EDT) toll free at 800-451-4327 and email at VRDirector@vr.fldoe.org.

Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is working closely with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor COVID-19 and is actively working to ensure that the most up-to-date CDC guidance is quickly and accurately disseminated. FDOE understands that concerns about health and safety are paramount for all education communities. In response to such concerns, we encourage you to access up-to-date information and resources from the FDOH website and the CDC website.

New on COVID-19 Resources in American Sign Language

Please direct any questions about COVID-19 in Florida to FDOH at
COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

Florida Virtual Job Fair

Vocational 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.

Our Mission is "to help people with disabilities find and maintain employment and enhance their independence." Our Vision is "to become the first place people with disabilities turn when seeking employment and a top resource for employers in need of qualified employees."

In addition to the general customer employment program, VR has additional specific programs designed to help eligible people with disabilities become employed.

Lead on VR - 100 Year Anniversary

Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of vocational rehabilitation is a song is based on the words spoken by Justin Dart, "Lead on VR." Justin Dart was a key and central figure in the passage of the American's with Disabilities Act, which celebrates its 30-year anniversary this year. The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation partnered with CVS Health and The Hershey Company to produce an updated version of Dr. Ralph Pacinelli's VR national anthem. Dr. Pacilleni spent over 50 years in the public VR profession, starting as a VR counselor in Pennsylvania and retiring as the RSA Regional Commissioner in Philadelphia. The song and video captures the spirit of VR and showcases VR clients from all across the country.

Link to video of Lead on VR song on YouTube

Vocational Rehabilitation Program Overview Video

This two minute video gives a quick overview of the VR program. It is available with English, Spanish, or Creole subtitles. If you would like more information about services offered by VR and how to apply, please watch the Orientation Video found on the Customer web page. (To show captions, see instructions below)

To show captions in English, Spanish, or Creole: play the video, then click on "CC" in the lower right corner to turn on the captioning. Choose the language from the drop down menu. If you would like to adjust the size of the captions, click on "options" in "CC" and click the "+" plus button.

Examples of VR Services:

Area Office Map VR Office Directory
Vocational Rehabilitation has offices throughout the state. Find the one nearest to you!

Hurricane Disaster Prepardness Florida's Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program wants you to be prepared for a hurricane or other disaster. VR encourages you to take advantage of a state resource to help you, your family, and your business develop a disaster plan. This excellent planning tool is available at www.floridadisaster.org. You can also download the VR Hurricane Preparedness Brochure in English, Spanish and Creole.