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.

Contacts

State Resources

Federal Resources

  • Disability.Gov
    Disability.gov provides a community network of disability-related programs, services, laws, and benefits.
  • 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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