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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, also known as "VR," is a Department of Labor program that helps people who have disabilities to get and keep a job. VR helps people who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities.
A DVR Success Story!
Watch a short video about a client who sought help with their small business! (MP4 format)
DVR State Plan
What Is Vocational Rehabilitation?
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, also known as "VR," is a Department of Labor program that helps people who have disabilities to get and keep a job. VR helps people who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. For more information on eligibility and how to apply see our VR page
Independent Living Services
DVR administers the Independent Living Services Program through a contract with a private agency. The Independent Living Services Program assists people who have significant disabilities to live more independently in their homes and communities.
VR Consumer Handbook
The VR Consumer Handbook provides a plain language explanation of the General VR Program for consumers.
- Spanish Language Version (Word)
- Spanish Language Version (PDF)
What About VR Services for Students In High School?
For a description of VR services for students, please see this description of Transition Services
Extended Support Programs
The Extended Support Programs (Basic Support and Head Injured Support) provide services to persons with the most severe disabilities in order that they may maintain jobs in community-based supported employment settings gained through their participation in either of the two VR Programs the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services offers.
DVR State Rehabilitation Council
The Mission of the State Rehabilitation Council is to partner with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in the development of state goals, priorities, policy, and practice, and to review and analyze the division’s results and performance in support of securing and maintaining employment, through a process of informed choice, for individuals with disabilities.
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