The Able Trust

Florida’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Awarded Grant of $13.1 Million

Florida’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) has been awarded $13.1 million to realize the Florida Arts to Competitive Integrated Employment (ArtCIE) initiative. The initiative will create an innovative model that assists individuals with disabilities currently employed in, or contemplating, subminimum wage employment to move toward competitive integrated employment (CIE) outcomes in the field of Arts, […]

The Able Trust: Creating opportunities for persons with disabilities

Tallahassee Democrat Op-Ed Allison Chase Your TurnSeptember 30, 2022 Many young people dream about what career they’ll go into. In Melisa Lewis’s case, it was healthcare and she refused to let her auditory processing deficit and hearing loss keep her from achieving that dream. Melisa participated in The Able Trust’s High School High Tech program, […]

 Potential Talent Pool of 727,301 Job Seekers Could Help  Solve Florida’s Workforce Shortage 

 NEWS RELEASE  June 30, 2022   CONTACT  Tracey Lowe  Strategic Communications Director  850-212-8438   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 30, 2022) – New research released today by The Able Trust shows more than 700,000 persons with disabilities in Florida could help ease the state’s workforce shortage.  This new report entitled Solving Florida’s Labor Shortage: The Hidden Solution indicates that while more job seekers […]