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Disability Resources Guide: State and Local Resources

This guide provides information on resources and events available at FAU for disability services.

State and Local Resources

Stand Among Friends

Stand Among Friends is a non-profit organization that helps college students and adults with disabilities prepare for, seek and secure active employment.                         

Disability Rights Florida 

Mission:To advance the quality of life, dignity, equality, self-determination, and freedom of choice of persons with disabilities through collaboration, education, advocacy, as well as legal and legislative strategies.

Adolf & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center  

The Helene & Roy Schwedelson special needs programs are designed to enhance the lives of children, teens and adults with disabilities.

 

The Volen Center

Committed to enhancing the well-being of South Florida seniors, young adults, children, and their families by educating and advocating on their behalf and by providing health care and supportive services to ensure that their physical, emotional, social and psychological needs are met.
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Hab Center (Boca Raton)

Our mission is to equip adults with special needs with the knowledge, skills and behavior needed to lead useful and productive lives, with dignity, respect and independence.      

Gulfstream Goodwill 

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries assists people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to become self-sufficient, working members of our community, and changes lives through employment, training, and housing.

Palm Tran Connection

Palm Tran Connection is a shared ride, door to door, paratransit service that provides transportation for disabled residents and visitors in Palm Beach County.

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Special Olympics Palm Beach County

Our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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Arts4All Florida

VSA Florida - Palm Beach County promotes arts, education and creative expression, involving children and adults with disabilities, thereby strengthening the human spirit, and improving the quality of life for all.

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Family Care Council Florida

The mission of the Family Care Council Florida is to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, partnering with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), to bring quality services to individuals with dignity and choice

 

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Agency for Persons with Disabilities (State of Florida)

The agency is specifically tasked with serving the needs of Floridians with developmental disabilities. 

Palm Beach County Therapeutic Recreation Complex

People of all ages and abilities are able to train and compete in sports, participate in rehabilitation and fitness programs, and experience a wide variety of visual and performing arts programs. 

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Division of Blind Services (Florida) 
Braille and Talking Books Library

The Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library provides information and reading materials in Braille and recorded audio format to Florida residents who are unable to use standard print as the result of visual, physical, or reading disabilities.

Vocational Rehabilitation (State of Florida)

A federal-state program to provide services to eligible individuals with physical and/or mental impairments that will enable an individual to achieve an employment goal and/or enhance their independence.

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The Able Trust

The Able Trust's mission is to be a key leader in providing Floridians with disabilities opportunities for successful employment. One way their mission is accomplished is through the Grant Program. The goal of The Able Trust grant program is to provide funds to qualifying organizations to assist individuals with disabilities gain competitive employment of their choice in their community.    

Palm Beach County Veterans Services

The PBCVS assists and counsels former and current members of the Armed Forces who reside in Palm Beach County. Services include assistance in preparing and filing claims for benefits for which they are entitled under federal, state, and local laws. Dependents and survivors of present or former members of the Armed Forces may be eligible for the services of this program.

 

 

VA Medical Facility Palm Beach County

Providing easily accessible, quality, compassionate healthcare for eligible veterans through services at their main campus and at their six community based outpatient clinics. They are proud to give you the best care they can.

Vetfriends.com

Helping U.S.Veterans reconnect.