Supported Employment referrals are accepted from the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Highlands County School Board, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, individuals and families receive training on interview and resume skills, assistance with seeking the kind of job they desire, and help to stay happy and productive employees.
General eligibility requirements include the diagnosis of a developmental disability, such as mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, or spina bifida. Other requirements are:
- Age (see each service for age eligibility).
- Medical conditions not requiring extensive nursing care.
- Behavioral and/or psychiatric conditions that are not a threat to self and others, or extensive property damage.
- Ambulatory or mobile with aides.
- Desire to participate.