The following is excerpted from
the Connecticut Department
of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
web site and brochures.
WHAT IS VOCATIONAL
Department of Rehabilitation
Services provides vocational services to people
with disabilities to help them prepare for,
find, and keep employment. Services may include:
- Vocational counseling
- Job search assistance
- Benefits counseling
- School-to-work transition
- On the job training in business
- Skills training
- Assistive technology services
- Vehicle and home modifications
- Supported employment services
- Services to assist in restoring
or improving a physical or mental condition
- Services to support an
employment plan, such as transportation.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
People whose physical or mental
conditions have a significant impact on their
ability to find or keep employment AND who need
vocational rehabilitation in order to be
employed, with a priority on employment in a
paid job in the competitive labor force.
WHAT IS "ORDER OF SELECTION"?
Services through DORS are provided
first to people with the most significant
disabilities. It is possible that a person may
not receive services, even though he/she is
eligible. People denied services have the right
to a written explanation for the denial and the
right to an Administrative Review.
WHAT AGENCIES PROVIDE
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES?
of Rehabilitation Services, provides
needs assessments and payment for vocational
rehabilitation services for adults with all
disabilities except legal blindness. Board of
Education and Services for the Blind
provides vocational rehabilitation and other
services for people who are legally blind.
Some community based agencies also
provide voc rehab services.
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT'S
COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service name Vocational
SOURCES: Connnecticut DORS web
site and brochures
PREPARED BY: 211/tb
CONTENT LAST MODIFIED: October2012