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Agency for Persons with Disabilities Cares (APD)

Contact #:

866-273-2273

Email:

APD.info@apdcares.org

Description:

The Agency Supports Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Living, Learning, and Working in their Communities.

Location City:

Tallahassee

Location State:

FL

Group:

Vocational

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Art with soul

Contact Name:

Jill Morrow

Contact #:

904.724.8323

Email:

jmorrow@northfloridaschool.org

Description:

Art with Soul is the art-enterprise program at the North Florida School of Special Education. Artists with intellectual and developmental differences develop their artistic perspectives and create work that is celebrated and made available for purchase. The joy of Art with Soul is working together to discover each other’s strengths and our commonalities. Every artist has a purpose, a story to tell. The results are breath-taking pieces of art as unique as the artists who create them.

Location Address:

223 Mill Creek Road

Location City:

Jacksonville

Location State:

FL

Group:

Social, Health & Wellness, Transitional Resources, Vocational

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Berry Good Farms at North Florida School of Special Education

Contact #:

904-724-8323

Email:

info@berrygoodfarms.org

Description:

The Berry Good Farms On The Go is a “farm-to-truck” vocational training program for young adults with intellectual and developmental differences in the transition and post-graduate programs of North Florida School of Special Education. Berry Good Farms On The Go showcases a healthy and fresh-from-the-farm menu created by our Food Truck Manager, chef Hillary Lake, in conjunction with students in the Culinary Arts Program.

Location Address:

223 Mill Creek Road

Location City:

Jacksonville

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Social, Health & Wellness, Transitional Resources, Vocational

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CIL Jacksonville:Empowering people with Disabilities

Contact Name:

Angie Miller

Contact #:

904-399-8484

Email:

info@abletrust.org

Description:

The Able Trust does its work in three primary strategic areas: a comprehensive grant award effort that helps community organizations with programs that provide employment training, coaching, and placement; an extensive and successful youth program, which addresses the need to encourage high school youth with disabilities to plan for their education and employment future; and programs directed at providing workforce experiences for people with disabilities – internships, mentoring, job shadowing, part and full time jobs. The Able Trust also devotes resources to addressing barriers to employment through targeted communication efforts, and conducts research to identify issues that affect the employment of Floridians with disabilities.

Location Address:

2709 Art Museum Drive

Location City:

Jacksonville

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Community Services, Summer Programs, Transitional Resources, Vocational

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EMPLOYU

Contact Name:

Jesse Buxton

Contact #:

(407) 598-0202

Email:

jbuxton@employu.org

Description:

employU is a nonprofit employment service empowering customers with the knowledge, connections, and confidence required to embark on a new sustainable career. We are partnered with The Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, and the American Dream Employment Network. Our company is structured as a one-stop-shop offering adult employment services, youth programs, employability trainings, paid work experience, and a variety of assessments. Our services enhance a customer’s ability to successfully achieve independence by establishing a lifelong career.

Location Address:

853 State Road 436, Suite 2045

Location City:

Casselberry

Location State:

Fl

Group:

Vocational

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equine Assisted Programs and Therapeutic riding

Contact Name:

Rina Park

Contact #:

904.724.8323

Email:

rpark@northfloridaschool.org.

Description:

Equine therapy helps children and adults with intellectual and developmental differences (IDD) reach their full potential by improving confidence, flexibility, balance, posture and muscle strength as well as psychological, cognitive, behavioral, social, and communication skills. NFSSE offers therapeutic riding lessons and groundwork activities for children and adults with IDD after school and on weekends. A percentage of riding opportunities is reserved for neurotypical children to learn alongside riders with IDD. This Reverse Inclusion activity has been shown to benefit both parties and is a lot of fun.

Location Address:

223 Mill Creek Road

Location City:

Jacksonville

Location State:

Fl

Group:

Social, Health & Wellness, Transitional Resources, Vocational

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The Able Trust

Contact Name:

Collen Agner

Contact #:

850.224.4493

Email:

info@abletrust.org

Description:

The Able Trust does its work in three primary strategic areas: a comprehensive grant award effort that helps community organizations with programs that provide employment training, coaching, and placement; an extensive and successful youth program, which addresses the need to encourage high school youth with disabilities to plan for their education and employment future; and programs directed at providing workforce experiences for people with disabilities – internships, mentoring, job shadowing, part and full time jobs. The Able Trust also devotes resources to addressing barriers to employment through targeted communication efforts, and conducts research to identify issues that affect the employment of Floridians with disabilities.

Location Address:

1709 Hermitage Blvd.

Location City:

Tallahassee

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Transitional Resources, Vocational

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The Barkin’ Biscuits tale

Contact #:

904.724.8323

Description:

Barkin’ Biscuits is a culinary micro-enterprise and vocational training program for young adults with intellectual and developmental differences in the North Florida School of Special Education Transition and Postgraduate programs. It is also a nationwide supplier of all-natural tasty dog treats that your canine will love!

Location Address:

223 Mill Creek Road

Location City:

Jacksonville

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Social, Health & Wellness, Transitional Resources, Vocational

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Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

Contact #:

800-451-4327

Description:

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.

Location City:

Several Areas - HQ: Tallahassee

Location State:

FL

Group:

Vocational

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