Every state has a vocational rehabilitation agency designed to assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment. These agencies offer services like career counseling, job training, and workplace accommodation guidance. We want to highlight the great work of select agencies across the country. We value our partnerships with VR agencies and help maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the counselors, which in turn benefits their clients.
- Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Vocational Rehabilitation Services: DEED programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development. Learn more here.
- Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation (Nebraska VR): Nebraska VR helps people with disabilities prepare for, find, and keep jobs while helping businesses recruit, train, and retain employees with disabilities. Learn more.
- State of Rhode Island Vocational Rehabilitation Program: The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program is a public state and federally funded program that assists individuals with disabilities to choose, prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. Learn more.
- Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services: This agency is well-regarded for its vocational rehabilitation services that focus on assisting Virginians with disabilities to find employment and live independently. Learn more here.
- California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR): The California DOR is known for offering extensive services, including career assessment, counseling, training, job placement assistance, and assistive technology. Learn more.
- Texas Workforce Commission – Vocational Rehabilitation Services: This agency provides vocational rehabilitation services to Texans with disabilities to help them prepare for, obtain, retain, or advance in employment. Learn more.
- Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation: Florida’s VR program is recognized for its wide range of services, including transition services for high school students, specialized services for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have visual impairments, and assistance for those with severe physical disabilities. Learn more.
- New York State Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR): ACCES-VR offers vocational rehabilitation services, including job placement and training, to New Yorkers with disabilities. Learn more.
- Michigan Rehabilitation Services: Known for its comprehensive approach to vocational rehabilitation, offering personalized plans and support to Michigan residents with disabilities. Learn more.
- Washington State Department of Social and Health Services – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation: This agency is known for its emphasis on individualized plans and integration of technology to assist individuals with disabilities in their employment goals. Learn more.
It’s important to note agencies provide varying services depending on an individual’s specific needs, location, and type of disability. Individuals looking for services should contact their state’s vocational rehabilitation agency to learn more about the specific programs and supports available. These agencies typically provide services that include but are not limited to vocational counseling and guidance, job placement assistance, training and education, assistive technology, and support for independent living.
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