The Florida Rehabilitation Council (FRC) is part of a network of state rehabilitation councils that were created by the 1992 Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The FRC was established to assist the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) in planning and developing statewide rehabilitation programs and services and promotes high standards and expectations for every area of services delivery. The council does this by recommending best practices in policies and process using data driven recommendations and by sharing each council member’s unique perspective from the constituency they represent. All members are appointed by the governor with a mandate that individuals with disabilities comprise at least 51% of council membership.
The Florida Rehabilitation Council is committed to increasing employment, enhancing independence and improving the quality of life for Floridians with disabilities.
Partnering to create opportunities to employ all people with disabilities in competitive jobs of their choice.
Chair Welcome Letter
On behalf of The Florida Rehabilitation Council (FRC), I'd like to welcome you to our website. Our Council works together with the Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to help Floridians with disabilities to improve their quality of life by becoming successfully employed in meaningful jobs of their choosing.
As the Council Chair and a person with a disability, I empathize with those who struggle every day to be able to fully participate in our programs and services, communities, schools and workplaces due to accessibility and design barriers. The FRC strives to understand your needs and challenges in order to help shape the future and continue the progress we have made in promoting and providing vital services for individuals with disabilities, leading to gainful employment.
We need you! We need your feedback, recommendations, ideas and participation to ensure VR services are safely and effectively provided to all Floridians. You can click on the FRC Membership tab on this page to learn more about how to become involved and apply for membership on the FRC.
Together we help make Florida's Vocational Rehabilitation Program the recognized leader in helping people with disabilities to find and maintain meaningful employment.
Andrew Houghton, Chair
Florida Rehabilitation Council
Statutory Authority and Governing Guidelines may be found in 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter III, Part 361.17 and Chapter 413, Part II, Florida Statutes.