People in Successful Jobs

Employment First Florida is about helping people with disabilities get the information and supports they need to work in their community. There are many Floridians with disabilities who are working. We want to learn about these people and we want to share their success stories with other people in Florida and display them on our website.

Featured Story: Marcus Gray


Marcus Gray, who has a disability, works on the bakery team at a Miami Winn-Dixie on Seventh Street.




Let’s Get Everyone to Work: Resource Toolkit for Students & Families

This 45-minute video explores strategies and approaches that lead to successful employment and greater independence for individuals with developmental disabilities. It focuses on the importance of having high expectations for employment and independence and using a person-centered transition process that reflects the interests and abilities of the individual, while developing a collaborative and creative support network. Also included are 12 personal stories of individuals with developmental disabilities who are successfully employed or participating in postsecondary education. You may order one DVD online and make as many copies as you wish. If you need additional copies, please download from the website including English or Spanish subtitles. 


Links to Other Stories

Many state agencies in Florida collect and share employment success stories. You can learn about these successes using these links:

Agency for Persons with Disabilities 
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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
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Read service provider stories
Submit a Success Story