Community Leaders

For OCT students to successfully transition into being independent, contributing members of society, the involvement of community agencies and businesses needs to be present.  Ways for community leaders to make a difference in students’ lives include:

  • Mentoring students in career awareness and development
  • Developing internships program (paid/unpaid)
  • Providing trainings to students in specialized areas of independent living (e.g., cooking, financial management, nutrition, public transportation, job skills, assistive technology, etc.)
  • Sponsoring events, donations, etc.
  • Serving on the OCT Advisory Committee

In addition, the OCT provides diversity, disability etiquette, and disability law trainings to companies (no fee).

More Information

If you or your company is interested in sponsoring or partnering with the OCT or would like to request diversity/ADAAA training for your company please contact:


Dr. Crystal Makowski, OCT Director 

(904) 620-3892



If you would like to learn how to get involved in other programs of The Arc Jacksonville, please contact:


Charlotte Temple 

(904) 358-1200


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