District Resources

Okaloosa County resources related to the transition of students with disabilities are provided in multiple categories in the box to the right. Some resources may be included in more than one category.

Employment Program Resources

CareerSource Okaloosa Walton/Workforce 2020  
Fort Walton Beach: (850) 833-7587
Crestview: (850) 689-7823
Provides a full array of employment and training related services for job seekers, workers, youth and businesses. May include Disability Program Navigators, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors and Veterans Services on-site.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation  
John Mirra, Supervisor Unit 2A | john.mirra@vr.fldoe.org
(850) 833-9114
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers

Job Corps Centers in Florida  
Provide comprehensive residential education and job training for youth ages 16 through 24; the upper age limit may be waived for applicants with disabilities. Training accommodations are available. Students are usually matched with programs in their interest areas near their residences.Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) - Community Work Incentive Coordinator (CWIC)

Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA)
Contracted through Goodwill Industries of North Florida - Jacksonville
Carmen Sheppard | csheppard@goodwilljax.org  
Arnette Jacobs | ajacobs@goodwilljax.org  
(352) 335-1311 | (877) 346-3349 
Work with people with disabilities on Social Security Act benefits, eligibility and planning; work incentives; career development; and job placement

Florida District Map
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