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Rehabilitation Council of Texas 2014 Annual Report

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Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Division for Rehabilitation Services

Map of Texas showing all of the DRS Regions and Offices

The DARS Division for Rehabilitation Services (DRS) is designated as the principal authority for the State of Texas on vocational rehabilitation (VR) of Texans with disabilities, except individuals with visual impairments and those who are legally blind. The VR program, a state-federal partnership since 1929, helps people with disabilities prepare for, find, and keep employment.

The VR program also provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities who have been injured on the job and helps students with disabilities plan their transition from school to work.

DRS’ work-related services are individualized and may include counseling, training, medical treatment, assistive devices, job placement assistance, and other services. Eligibility criteria for this program include the presence of a physical or mental disability that results in a substantial impediment to employment, whether the individual is employable after receiving services, and whether services are required to achieve employment outcomes.

   

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Division for Blind Services

Map of Texas showing all of the DBS Regions and Offices

The DARS Division for Blind Services (DBS) offers services to help individuals who are blind or visually impaired regain their independence or find a job.

DBS envisions a Texas where people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans to pursue independence and employment. Our mission is to work in partnership with Texans who are blind or visually impaired to reach their goals.

DBS staff members work with adults who are blind or visually impaired to enable them to get high-quality jobs or live independently. The DBS Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program is designed for adults whose visual condition limits their ability to begin or continue work.

The VR program includes services for individuals who are deafblind.

DBS also works to ensure that children who are blind or visually impaired receive the needed training to achieve success in school and beyond.