Vocational Rehabilitation helps individuals, aged 14-21 with a documented disability, to find or keep a job and enhance their independence. Vocational Rehabilitation helps youth with disabilities transition from high school into post-secondary education. They also provide 5 areas of Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) to those that apply or request it, which include: Job Exploration Counseling, Post-Secondary Education Counseling, Work Readiness Training, Work-Based Learning Experiences (WBLE), and Self-Advocacy Training. Anyone can refer students to VR including parents, service providers and schools.
Project 10: Transition Education Network
Project 10 assists Florida's school districts and relevant stakeholders in building capacity to provide secondary transition services to students with disabilities in order to improve their academic success and post-school outcomes. Project 10's website is full of information on secondary transition, resources, publications, and trainings.
Project 10 Transition Resources for Families
This padlet contains many valuable transition resources compiled by Project 10 for students and families.
The Learning Academy at the University of South Florida
The Learning Academy is a 30 week transition program for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis. Contact The Learning Academy at USF for more information! Phone: (813) 974-2996 or visit their website: The Learning Academy at the University of South Florida
Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities
The Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities (FCSUA) provides support to students, families, and institutions of higher education so that students with intellectual disabilities have opportunities for on-campus college experiences that lead to employment opportunities.