The VR process is a series of steps that will help students who are in high school or post-secondary school (trade, college or university) and youth who are out-of-school, with disabilities. Students with disabilities may use this series of steps that will help you explore career paths, train for a job, and continue your education based on your interests and abilities.
Ask Your School to Make a Referral
Verbally request your school’s transition counselor or guidance counselor to submit a referral to VR.
School Submits Referral
VR Staff Contacts You to Arrange a Meeting
Parent and Student Reviews Vocational Rehabilitation Pre-Employment Transition Services
Youth who are not in school may use the traditional steps to get started training for and finding a job.
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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.