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Employment Transition for Adults

 


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

Ticket to Work
http://www.yourtickettowork.com/vrdetail?&en_id=35

Social Security
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/work/faqs.html

The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability
http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/ada18.html

Americans with Disabilities Act
A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment
http://www.ada.gov/workta.htm

Employment: The Road to Economic Independence http://www.disabilityinfo.gov/digov-public/public/DisplayPage.do?parentFolderId=9

Questions and Answers: Promoting Employment of Individuals with Disabilities in the Federal Workforce
http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/qanda-employment-with-disabilities.html

U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Disability Employment Policy Workforce. Opportunity. Leadership
http://www.dol.gov/odep/

FYI Transition
http://www.fyitransition.org/

The Florida provider Network in Supported Employment
http://www.flse.net/flprovidernetwork/news.asp

Florida Association for Persons in Supported Employment
http://www.flapse.org/

The Able Trust
http://www.abletrust.org/

Agency for Persons with Disabilities
http://apd.myflorida.com/

FL APD-Approved Supported Employment Trainers
http://www.flse.net/SETrainers/SEtrainer_welcome.asp

Florida Supported Employment: Training Resource Network, Inc. • Funded by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
http://bb.flsupportedemployment.com/phpBB3/

US Office of Personnel Management
http://www.opm.gov/DISABILITY/appempl.asp

Job Accommodations Network
http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/

Florida Federation Division on Career Development and Transition
http://www.coe.ufl.edu/fldcdt/

Information on college, vocational/technical schools, and career planning
www.FACTS.org

Workforce Innovation
http://www.floridajobs.org/Tiles Logo

About TILES

The Transition, Independent Living, Employment & Support Program (TILES) is a statewide project that targets youth and young adults with disabilities, ages 14 to 22, receiving special education and related services. TILES assists individuals with disabilities and their parents, family members, guardians, advocates, and/or authorized representatives:

  • to better understand vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs and services;
  • to provide follow-up support for transition and employment programs;
  • to communicate more effectively with transition and rehabilitation personnel and other relevant professionals;
  • to provide support in the development of the individualized plan for employment;
  • to provide support and expertise in obtaining information about rehabilitation and independent living programs, services and resources that are appropriate; to understand the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act, particularly provisions relating to employment, supported employment, and independent living.

TILES Activities

TILES activities are designed to enable individuals with disabilities and their families to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the vocational, independent living, and rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities.

TILES strives to help to improve the quality of lives for individuals with disabilities by building capacity at the local and state level, by developing replicable materials in multiple languages and formats, and by cooperating and collaborating with many other agencies and organizations who serve persons with disabilities.

Activities include:

  • Direct one on one assistance
  • Workshops via: face to face, online tutorials, web casting
  • Information and Resource CDs
  • Informational Tip Sheets
  • Quarterly electronic newsletter
  • Information on Myspace, Facebook and Youtube
  • Informational Listserv

TILES Philosophy

The philosophy of self-determination, developing and maintaining high expectations of students with disabilities based upon their unique skills and abilities, and the value of student/family/professional partnerships are the guiding principles in all that TILES sets forth to accomplish.

TILES: Invaluable Link

The TILES Program provides an invaluable and unique link with Parent
Training & Information Center (PTI) services through FND's Parents of the
Panhandle Information Network and Parent Education Network (PEN).

Project 10

Be sure to check out all of the new resources listed on the website of Project 10:
Transition Education Network, www.project10.info

Resources related to the transition of students with disabilities to postsecondary education and employment are now available for all 67 Florida counties in the District Resources section of Project 10’s website (http://www.project10.info/DistrictFlorida.php). The website also has a new search engine that will make finding information easier, as well as updated information on Promising Practices Transition Sites, a new page for Project 10 STING RAY, new items in the A-Z Library of Terms and Resources (Accreditation, Financial Aid Pop Quiz), and a reorganized Postsecondary Education section.

 

TILES PARTNERS

Florida Department of Education/Bureau of Exceptional Education Student Services (850) 245-0505
www.fldoe.org

Florida Department of Education Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (800) 451-4327
www.rehabworks.org

Disabilities Relations Group (DRG) (727) 523-1000
www.drgglobal.com

Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) (941) 658-3560
www.rcma.org

WorkNet Pinellas (727) 507-4300
www.worknetpinellas.org

The ABLE TRUST (888) 838-ABLE (2253)
www.abletrust.org

Professional Development Partnership (727) 873-4853
www.stpt.usf.edu

Caring and Sharing Center for Independent Living (CASCIL) (727) 577-0065
www.cascil.org

Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc. (813) 233-2920
www.advocacycenter.org

Florida Independent Living Council, Inc. (FILC) (877) 822-1993
www.flailc.org

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) (850) 487-3278
www.faast.org

VSA Arts of Florida (813) 975-6972
www.vsafl.org

Florida Coalition for the Education of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (561) 912-1231

disAbility Solutions for Independent Living, Inc. (386) 671-1960

Collier County Office of Exceptional Student Services (239) 377-0130
http://www.collier.k12.fl.us/CandI/ese/index/asp