Vocational Rehabilitation and Developmental Disabilities Services

 

Maryland DORS-Department of Rehabilitation Services

http://www.dors.state.md.us/dors 
                                                                                  

DORS supports the employment and economic independence of people with disabilities. The website can be used for a variety of information: employment opportunities, independent living services, file SSDI claims, complete VR applications, find assistive technology information, updated news and employers can even view pre-screened applications.

Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS)

http://www.vadrs.org/transitionservices.htm 
                                                          

Virginia’s Department of Rehabilitative Services provides details on the services/programs DRS can provide to students with disabilities.  The DRS determines what services can be accessed without cost as well as those that will require financial participation from families. The website offers a publication titled “Virginia DRS Transition Services Guide” (offered in PDF or Word) explaining the role of DRS in transition planning.   The guide provides a detailed road map to successful employment for Virginia’s Youth by answering questions such as when to refer students to DRS, how to refer students to DRS, and activities/trainings suggested for individuals with disabilities in looking at post-secondary employment.

Vocational Rehabilitation State Offices                                                 

http://askjan.org/cgi-win/TypeQuery.exe?902
                                                         

Transition teams often include a member from Vocational Rehabilitation, a state-supported division of services who assists individuals with disabilities who are pursuing meaningful careers. The nation’s State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies may be located through this Web page.