Vocational Rehabilitation

The purpose of Vocational Rehabilitation services is to help eligible individuals with disabilities prepare for work and become gainfully employed.

The primary vocational rehabilitation services are counseling and guidance with job placement. However, other services may also be provided as needed for an individual to compensate for, correct, or prevent disability-based barriers to employment. These services can include, but are not limited to: physical or mental restoration, vocational training, information on disability resources, supported employment, self-employment assistance, transition school-to-work services for youth with disabilities, and other service based on individual needs.

A person may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if he or she has a developmental disability that is a barrier to employment and requires vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for, obtain, keep, or return to work. There must be a chance the person can benefit by going to work.