Program Description

The Disability Program Navigator Initiative helps CareerSource Florida centers improve employability and increase career opportunities available to job seekers with disabilities.

Major Objectives of the Disability Program Navigator Initiative

  • Increase employment and self-sufficiency for social security beneficiaries and individuals with disabilities; and help individuals understand how earnings may affect their social security benefits and other support programs.
  • Create systemic change to transform the culture of how CareerSource Florida centers serve customers with disabilities.
  • Facilitate linkages to the employer community so individuals with disabilities may access programs and services.

The Disability Program Navigator Initiative provides dedicated Program Navigator staff to:

  • Train career center staff on how to better serve individuals with disabilities.
  • Make contact with employers in their communities.
  • Develop job opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
  • Ensure that individuals with disabilities entering a CareerSource Florida center do not encounter barriers to using the facility.

Local Workforce Development Board Contacts

Program Resources

State Resources

Federal Resources

  • Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    The Office of Disability Employment Policy is a national leader that develops and influences disability employment-related policies and practices.
  • The White House
    The President is committed to nurturing a society that values the contributions of all of our citizens and residents, including the approximately 50 million people in this country living with disabilities.

Helpful Links

  • Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology The Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) works to improve the quality of life for Floridians with disabilities.
  • Job Accommodation Network
    The Job Accommodation Network provides free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and employment for individuals with disabilities.
  • Ticket to Work
    The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is an employment program for individuals with disabilities who receive social security benefits.

More Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

Follow these links for additional resources:

 

Contacts

  • Diane Vacca

    Coordinator
    (850) 245-7451
An equal opportunity employer/program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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