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Florida Rehabilitation Council
Florida Rehabilitation Council logo over an image of sunset at a Florida beach.

Become a Member

FRC is currently encouraging applications for the following council seats:

  • Business, Industry and Labor
    Representatives will be able to contribute perspective and insight on the opportunities, challenges and barriers experienced by people with disabilities and by employers and businesses in Florida.
  • Community Rehabilitation Program Service Provider
    Representatives will be able to contribute perspective and insight on the opportunities, challenges and barriers experienced by service providers and the individuals they serve.
  • Disability Groups and Individuals (multiple seats)
    Representatives will be able to contribute perspective and insight on the opportunities, challenges and barriers experienced by individuals with disabilities.
    A. Individuals with physical, cognitive, sensory and mental disabilities; and
    B. Representatives of individuals with disabilities who have difficulty representing themselves or are unable due to their disabilities to represent themselves.
  • Parent Training Information Center
    Representatives will be able to contribute perspective and insight on the opportunities, challenges and barriers experienced by Parent Information Training providers and the individuals they serve.
  • Statewide Workforce Investment Board
    Representatives will be able to contribute perspective and insight on the opportunities, challenges and barriers experienced by Career Source and the individuals they serve in the workforce.
  • Current or former applicants of VR services
    Representatives will be able to contribute perspective and insight on the opportunities, challenges and barriers experienced by individuals who are current or former applicants or recipients of VR services, including pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS).
  • VR Counselor
    Representatives will be able to contribute perspective and insight on the work performed by public and private VR Counselors.
  • Representative of the Florida Independent Living Council (FILC)
    Representatives will be able to contribute perspective and insight on services provided and the needs of those served by FILC and Florida's Independent Living Centers.

If you wish to apply to serve on the FRC, please send a letter of interest and resume to FRCCustomers@vr.fldoe.org so we can facilitate the application process. If you have applied directly to the Governor's Appointments Office website, please contact us at FRCCustomers@vr.fldoe.org to let us know you have applied.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are Council Members?
Members are appointed by the governor. FRC members work in strategic partnership with VR to increase the employment of people with disabilities in competitive, integrated jobs of their choice and in keeping with their skills and abilities. The FRC may have up to 25 members.

How Often Does the Council Meet?
The FRC conducts four meetings per year virtually and in different areas of the state. Committees meet virtually once between quarterly meetings. Members must be able to participate in these meetings, calls and activities.

Does the Council pay for the Cost of Council-related Travel and Participation for its Members?
Yes, council members' travel expenses incurred for FRC related activities are reimbursable and follow the laws, policies, and procedures established by the state of Florida. Additionally, the council provides accommodations that may be required for members to fully participate in FRC meetings and activities, including personal care attendant services.

How Long do Members Serve?
Members may serve up to two 3-year terms.

Are Council Members Paid for Their Time?
No

Questions?
Contact the FRC at at 850-245-3397 or FRCCustomers@vr.fldoe.org.