Transition Resources

The Able Trust
http://www.abletrust.org/
The mission of The Able Trust is to be a key leader in providing opportunities for successful employment for Floridians with disabilities.

Ability Links
https://abilitylinks.org/
The leading web based community for job seekers with disabilities and inclusive employers.

ACCESS LYNX
https://www.golynx.com/plan-trip/riding-lynx/access-lynx/
ACCESS LYNX is a shared ride door-to-door transportation service provided by MV Transportation under the supervision of LYNX, the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority. The ACCESS LYNX program provides service for eligible individuals who are not able to use the regular fixed route bus service because of a disability or other limitations.

ACCESS LYNX Application: https://www.golynx.com/plan-trip/riding-lynx/access-lynx/access-lynx-application.stml

Attain, Inc.
https://myattain.org/
To build relationships and enhances the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.

APD – Agency for Persons with Disabilities
The APD works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. APD also provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services.
Main APD website: http://apdcares.org/
APD Resource Directory: https://resourcedirectory.apd.myflorida.com/resourcedirectory/
Application: http://apdcares.org/customers/application/

Best Buddies
https://www.bestbuddies.org/
Best Buddies is an organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Their programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society

Central Florida Disability Chamber
http://www.cfdisabilitychamber.org/
The mission of the Central Florida Disability Chamber is to provide information and education on business creation and growth, specifically designed for the needs of people with disabilities.

Central Florida Interagency Council
https://centralfloridainteragencycouncil.weebly.com/
Vision: To create access to information and services for individuals with unique abilities through partnerships with agencies, families, and community resources.

CIL – Center for Independent Living
https://www.cilorlando.org/
Creating Opportunities for Disability Inclusion. As one of the first Centers for Independent Living in the country, CIL in Central Florida was created to help provide resources and accessibility options for people with disabilities.

Disability Employment Guide
http://fiscaltiger.com/career-and-employment-resources-for-people-with-disabilities/ 
The Disability Employment Guide from Fiscal Tiger explains the ADA Act, disclosing disabilities to employers, job search advice, and where individuals with disabilities can find jobs. 

Division of Blind Services
http://dbs.myflorida.com/
DBS is here to help blind and visually impaired Floridians achieve their goals and live productive and independent lives. Their services cover all ages from babies to senior citizens. They also offer Employer Services, the Braille and Talking Books Library, and the Business Enterprise Program.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
http://www.rehabworks.org/
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.

FND - Family Network on Disabilities
https://fndusa.org/
A national network of individuals of all ages who may be at-risk, have disabilities, or have special needs and their families, professionals, and concerned citizens. The mission of FND is to strive for the complete integration and equality of persons with disabilities in a society without barriers and to serve families of children with disabilities, ages birth through 26, who have the full range of disabilities described in section 602(3) of IDEA. FND is a parent organization as defined in section 671(a)(2) of IDEA 2004.

Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education
https://fcihe.com/
This website is designed to provide information on Florida’s inclusive college programs for students with intellectual disabilities. It is intended for students with an intellectual disability and their families, and postsecondary and secondary staff, teachers, and instructors.

Florida Mentor
https://fl-mentor.com/
Florida MENTOR is a leading home-and community-based human services provider. They offer innovative programs to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and medically complex needs. Through a range of personalized supports, they empower the individuals they serve to learn, grow and thrive.

Goodwill Industries
Goodwill Industries International Inc., or shortened to Goodwill, is an American nonprofit 501 organization that provides job training, employment placement services, and other community-based programs for people who have barriers preventing them from otherwise obtaining a job.

Employment & Job Readiness Services (pdf flyer)
Free Computer Classes (pdf flyer)

INSPIRE
https://www.inspireofcentralflorida.org/
Inspire provides employment opportunities and life skills training for adults with developmental disabilities in Central Florida.

OCA, Inc.
https://gooca.org/
The mission for OCA is to enable individuals and families with autism or other disabilities the opportunity to maximize their abilities through functional, behavioral, social, recreational and vocational programs to live within the community.

Primrose Center
https://www.primrosecenter.org/

Project 10 Transition Education Network
http://project10.info/
The mission of Project 10: Transition Education Network, hereinafter referred to as "Project 10," is to assist Florida 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 serves as the primary conduit between the Florida Department of Education, specifically the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS), and relevant school district personnel in addressing law and policy, effective practices, and research-based interventions in the area of transition services for youth with disabilities.

Quest
http://www.questinc.org/
Quest, Inc. supports Central Floridians with developmental disabilities by offering choices and opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

Share the Care
http://www.helpforcaregivers.org/
SHARE the CARE™, Inc. has specialized in adult day care and respite for frail, physically and cognitively impaired adults, including those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons, and their caregivers since 1986.

Think College
https://thinkcollege.net/
This directory includes information on 274 college programs for students with intellectual disability. You can search by program name, location, and other keywords. "Advanced Filters" offer more options to narrow your search.

UCF CARD – Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
The Centers serves both children and adults of all levels of intellectual functioning who have autism spectrum disorders, dual sensory impairments, or sensory impairments with other disabling conditions.  

UCF CARD Resource Guide: http://cfl.ucf-card.org/media/5d5eeffb8979c.pdf

UCF Inclusion Education Services
https://ies.sdes.ucf.edu/
Inclusive Education Services (IES) at the University of Central Florida offers students with intellectual disabilities an inclusive, comprehensive non-degree seeking academic experience.