District Resources

Highlands 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 Heartland
(863) 385-3672
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.

Agency for Workforce Innovation - Disability Program Navigators
Helps people with disabilities navigate the workforce system, facilitates services including the transition of youth with disabilities and serves as a resource for programs impacting people with disabilities.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Laurel White, Supervisor Sebring Unit
(863) 386-6077
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 and near their residences.

Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA)
Contracted through Abilities, Inc., of Florida
(727) 538-7370 ext. 365
Works with people with disabilities on Social Security Act benefits, eligibility and planning; work incentives; career development; and job placement.

Florida District Map
East Central Florida - Green Region - 3