Vocational rehabilitation programs play a vital role in supporting individuals with disabilities in their pursuit of meaningful employment. In the state of Florida, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), under the Florida Department of Education, is committed to providing comprehensive services and resources to empower individuals with disabilities.
For Episode 6 of Audio ABLE, we explored the wide range of resources available through VR in Florida, including the Ticket to Work program, and how it can work in harmony with an ABLE United account – fostering financial independence and empowerment.
VR offers a wealth of services designed to support individuals with disabilities in their employment journey – assisting them in obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment while promoting independence and self-sufficiency. VR begins by conducting assessments, providing career counseling and guidance, as well as training and skill development.
The best part?
VR services can be seamlessly integrated with an ABLE United account. Individuals can leverage the funds in their ABLE accounts to support education, training, transportation, assistive technology, and other expenses related to their vocational goals. This provides a powerful tool to enhance financial independence while maintaining eligibility for crucial benefits.
Press “play” below to hear from Brent McNeal, director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation at the Florida Department of Education, as well as Willette Bowers, Ticket to Work/SSDI program administrator.
For more information on all of the incredible resources that VR has to offer, visit rehabworks.org.