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The Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program recognizes businesses that are committed to providing career and financial opportunities to individuals with unique abilities and to the organizations that support them. Businesses and individuals with unique abilities can find more resources below.

    The Florida Abilities Work portal in Employ Florida  is designed to meet the needs of Florida employers looking to hire qualified jobseekers with disabilities and help jobseekers who are trying to find that next great job.

    An important website for employers and jobseekers alike is Employ Florida.

    For training, workforce development and other employment services, your local Career Center is critical and can be an important partner in helping you find a new job that fits your skills and abilities.

    Additional Florida Resources

    • CareerSource Florida
      CareerSource Florida has a statewide network of career development professionals who work directly with Florida employers to align their demand for skilled talent with the needs of Floridians seeking employment and career development opportunities.
    • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
      Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.
    • Florida Division of Blind Services
      The Florida Division of Blind Services helps blind and visually impaired individuals achieve their goals and live their lives with as much independence and self-direction as possible.
    • The Able Trust
      The Able Trust believes that when people with disabilities want to work, they should. The Trust supports individual non-profit vocational rehabilitation programs throughout Florida with fund-raising, grant making and public awareness of disability issues.
    • Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
      FAAST envisions a seamless supportive partnership between Florida businesses and government to provide assistive technology products and services which will enable persons with disabilities to participate in independent living, education, work and recreation from birth to death.
    • Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged
      We are an independent commission housed within the Florida Department of Transportation. Our Mission - To insure the availability of efficient, cost-effective, and quality transportation services for transportation disadvantaged persons.
    • Florida Bureau of Exceptional Student Education
      The Bureau of Exceptional Student Education administers programs for students with disabilities and for gifted students. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.
    • Florida Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA)
      On their home page you will find links to the location of your nearest VA Medical Facility, a list of Florida Veteran Service Offices, a National Resource Directory, and other information.
    • Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
      The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc., advocates and promotes meaningful participation in all aspects of life for Floridians with developmental disabilities.
    • Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc
      Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) is a statewide non-profit 501(c)3 organization that administers the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for citizens of Florida who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind and Speech Impaired.

    National Resources

    • Job Accommodations Network
      The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
    • Administration for Community Living
      The Administration for Community Living is committed to improving the lives of older adults and people with disabilities through services, research, and education.

    Contacts

    • Florida Unique Abilities Team

      (850) 921-3150
    An equal opportunity employer/program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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