Disabled Services holds partnerships with many organizations to ensure quality service for the City of Jacksonville's disability population. Some of those include the following.
Brooks has more than 40 years of experience providing expert medical rehabilitation services. They have professional clinicians that are highly trained in advanced medical care and therapy that is delivered with compassion, enthusiasm, and motivation to assist people in reaching their maximum level of recovery. The Disabled Services Division supports Brooks' efforts through sponsorships and collaboration with the organization's adaptive recreation team. For more information about Brooks Rehabilitation, please visit Brooks Rehabilitation (link leads to external site).
ILRC of Northeast Florida
The Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3, assisting people with disabilities in Northeast Florida. The ILRC is a consumer driven, community based, non-residential organization, providing services since 1978. The Center reaches five counties throughout Northeast Florida, including: Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St Johns. The Center stands as Jacksonville’s leading cross-disability based organization, providing personalized services to people with disabilities. For more information about the ILRC, please visit The ILRC of Northeast Florida (link leads to external site)
Jacksonville Job Corps
The Disabled Services Division has partnered with the Jacksonville Job Corps to construct free wheelchair ramps for Duval County’s disabled community. The Wheelchair Ramp Program is a service offered to low income families with a need for access to their residence and provides a wheelchair ramp at no cost to the customer. Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit Jacksonville Job Corps (link leads to external site)
Jacksonville Public Library
The Library provides a variety of programs and services to the disability community including Talking Books /Special Needs Library. The library’s collection of books on cassette includes mysteries, westerns, romances, biographies, travel, current events, how-to, children's and young adult books, and even books in foreign languages. You can select your reading materials from a large print or recorded catalog at home. What to know more about talking books and audio descriptions? Check out an example by visiting Audio Described Excerpt from "The Miracle Worker" (link leads to external site)
Special Olympics is a global organization that involves people that support and accept people regardless of their ability or disability. Special Olympics promotes inclusion and community opportunities to make the world a place with more opportunities to participate in sporting events. This is accomplished by providing year-round sports training and competition in various sports that are Olympic-type sports events. The Disabled Services Division supports Special Olympics by sponsorships and reserving city facilities for their practices and events. For more information about Special Olympics, please visit Special Olympics' Webiste (link leads to external site)
JTA paratransit is comparable service under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) for people with disabilities who are functionally unable to use regular accessible fixed route bus service for some or all of their transportation needs, and for people who are transportation disadvantaged. For more information about JTA, please visit the Jacksonville Transportation Website (link leads to external site)