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, […]
Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of five members to the Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation Board of Directors. We are excited about the addition of Bethany McAlister and Stephanie Westerman, and the reappointment of Laurie Sallarulo, Mavara Agrawal, and Chip Byers. For information, click here.
The Able Trust has been fortunate this year to work with partners, employers and community leaders around the state. The research, presentations, publications, training and resources are all designed to help expand disability employment in Florida. Watch this video recap to see a few highlights.
Visit Orlando today announced the donation of $186,805 to The Able Trust as the recipient of the Magical Dining program. The check presentation was made during the Visit Orlando Year End Celebration. The Able Trust is honored to have been selected by Visit Orlando. Our High School High Tech program helps participating students with disabilities see […]
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, […]
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 […]
Viewpoints – Special to the Sun Sentinel: Mavara Agrawal.
In the latest Florida Internet and Television interview, The Able Trust President Allison Chase discusses efforts to bring together all stakeholders to help employ Floridians with disabilities.
The Able Trust and FloridaMakes, Inc. have formalized a strategic partnership to cross-promote and leverage each organization’s programs and services. This partnership is designed to raise awareness of workers with disabilities among Florida manufacturers while promoting FloridaMakes, Inc. among The Able Trust’s network of organizations committed to making Florida inclusive.
Securing and retaining strong talent that delivers results is the not-so-secret key to business success. What is surprising, particularly as many Florida businesses struggle to fill job openings, is that employers often overlook one of the largest pools to secure reliable talent — persons with disabilities.