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 the Employ Florida Marketplace 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.
Another important website for employers and jobseekers alike is Employ Florida Marketplace.
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.
- CareerSource Centers
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity offers CareerSource Centers to help you with your job search. The CareerSource center can help you find a job.
- 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.
- Brain Injury Association of Florida
The Brain Injury Association of Florida informs, educates, supports and advocates for Florida's 210,000 families living with traumatic brain injury.
- 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 Department of Economic Opportunity
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity promotes economic opportunities for all Floridians, formulating and implementing successful workforce, community, and economic development policies and strategies. Choose a new career, or analyze your skills to find an occupation that best suits you.
- Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services 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.
- 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.
- Think Beyond the Label
Think Beyond the Label is committed to making the business case for employing people with disabilities. They are a partnership of health and human service and employment agencies with federal grants, coming together to build a uniform national infrastructure and approach that connects businesses to qualified candidates with disabilities. Their goal is to raise awareness that hiring people with disabilities makes good business sense.
- Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students
This website is a comprehensive guide for college students struggling with mental health issues. It outlines common struggles faced by young adults, including symptoms, treatment options, and where to find support groups.
Disability.gov is an award-winning federal government website that provides an interactive, community-driven information network of disability-related programs, services, laws and benefits.