Resources - Accommodations & Considerations
Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Partners with local Florida communities to identify the needs of people with developmental disabilities and to fund supports and services such as supported employment. There is a waitlist for services.
Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
DVR provides services for eligible persons with physical or mental impairments designed to enable them to prepare for, get, keep, or regain employment. Youth services include job-site assessment/accommodations, job placement, job coaching, on-the-job training and supported employment.
ILP Fact Sheet (pdf)
Job Accommodation Network
Individualized technical assistance, consulting and mentoring services to individuals with disabilities, families and service providers including referrals, accommodations and self-employment/small business development expertise.
Mapping Individualized Learning Plans
An Individualized Learning Plan is a key tool for helping youth, including youth with disabilities, take critical first steps to prepare for college and careers. The Office of Disability Employment Policy, along with partners Social Dynamics, the Altarum Institute and the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, recently launched two products to provide a snapshot of how ILPs are being implemented nationwide: an interactive policy map and a brief on Individualized Learning Plans Across the U.S. The map provides information about state ILP status, specific ILP policies and how students with disabilities are being included in these important college and career readiness tools.
Policy Brief (pdf)
Quality Indicators for Competitive Employment Outcomes - Fact Sheet (doc)
Quality Indicators for Review of Competitive Employment Job Outcomes - Form (doc)
These resources describe a process for determining quality job placements for people with significant disabilities.
Road to Self-Sufficiency: A Guide to Entrepreneurship for Youth with Disabilities
Resource for youth organizations containing an overview of entrepreneurship including entrepreneurship education programs and activities, significance of financial planning, financial options, resources, references and glossary.
Rural Routes to Employment Manual (pdf)
This resource (as well as an Accessible Version) can be downloaded from the Documents & Files box on the right side of this page.
Supported Employment in Florida
Educator resources for supported employment including federal and state information and an online Agency for Persons with Disabilities approved pre-service certificate course on supported employment.
Vocational Phase System (Exhibit 3.5B at end of Chapter 3)
Describes a five-phase system (learning, responsibility, transition, independence, employability) for moving a person with a mental health need from training and supervision on-the-job by the Transition Specialist to independent employment.
Contains detailed information on employment options for people with significant disabilities such as alternative work arrangements (self-employment and telecommuting), customized employment, supported employment and natural supports.