Created as a result of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Centers for Independent Living and the State Independent Living Council, in partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation empower persons with disabilities to create the life they envision for themselves. The result is a statewide Independent Living Program that supports persons with disabilities in achieving their goals.
Independent Living Resources and Technical Assistance
The Independent Living (IL) Network Resource and Technical Assistance is information and resources relevant to the IL field for use by IL practitioners across the state. Resources and documents related to the IL in Florida:
Program Administrator Horace Brown
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1144
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
TTY users dial 711 to connect with the telecommunications relay service (TRS). Video phone users can call through the video relay service (VRS).
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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.