Helping students with disabilities

explore and prepare for career success.

January 2024

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Expanding Career Exploration

Futures in Focus

The Able Trust is pleased to announce a new program to offer students with disabilities the opportunity to explore career or postsecondary options. Futures in Focus is based on our successful High School High Tech program and will ensure students with disabilities throughout Florida understand the full breadth of possible postsecondary and career options as they envision a future that includes postsecondary education or training, or going directly into the workforce.

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Developing A Stronger Talent Pipeline

A Magic Evening

The High School High Tech (HSHT) Ambassadors were given the opportunity to talk about being a HSHT student while attending a recent Orlando Magic basketball game. It was an exciting night for the students who were treated to the game by AdventHealth, while allowing them to practice their presentation and networking skills.

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Partner Perspectives

Mary Chance, President/CEO  

Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

In this interview with Mary Chance, we hear about trends in postsecondary education and opportunities for students. She also describes some of the challenges facing students in Florida and how education foundations are helping resolve these problems.

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Data and Research

Graduation Rates Increase for Students with Disabilities


The Florida Department of Education recently announced the state’s high school graduation rate for 2022–23. Among students with disabilities, the graduation rate increased from 80.6 percent in 2018–19 to 85.5 percent in 2022–23.

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Exploring Career Opportunities

High School High Tech Students Explore the World of Work

Wakulla County High School High Tech students attended the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural North Florida Worlds of Work event held on the Tallahassee Community College and Lively Technical College campuses. The interactive job exploration fair showcased a wide range of career pathways through hands-on exhibits and face-to-face discussions with industry experts.

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A Brighter Future for Students with Disabilities

Interested in Strengthening

High School High Tech?

- Would you host a tour of your business or industry for your local High School High Tech students?

- Interested in speaking to HSHT students about college or training programs?

Let us connect you to your local HSHT program coordinator so you can make a difference in the lives of students with disabilities.

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Invest in

Florida's Future Workforce

Investing in preparing students with disabilities for post-secondary success helps nurture a stronger talent pipeline for Florida at large.

As our state’s workforce continues to evolve, it is imperative that we focus on opportunities to provide students with disabilities with the tools to adapt, grow, and advance in their chosen fields.

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The Able Trust, also known as the Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation, is a 501(c)(3) public charity established by the Florida Legislature in 1990 as a direct support organization for the 

Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Its mission is to be a key leader in providing

Floridians with disabilities opportunities for successful employment.