09/01/2017 NOTICE TO PROVIDERS:
October 1, 2017 Texas Workforce Commission's Blind Services Division and Rehabilitation Services Division will combine to create a single designated state unit (DSU) to administer the vocational rehabilitation program for Texans with disabilities. This process includes replacing our existing divisions specific standards for providers' manuals with a single combined standards manual. The new providers' manual will be called the Vocational Rehabilitation Standards for Providers' Manual (VR-SFP). While some content is still under development, the VR-SFP chapters that are posted on September 1, 2017 will go into effect on October 1, 2017. See the Vocational Rehabilitation Providers' Resources page for details of the new manual.
The new and revised VR forms referenced within the VR-SFP will be published on Oct. 1, 2017. Questions about the content of the Standards for Providers manual and related forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the transition of programs and services from the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services to the Texas Workforce Commission, references in this manual to DARS now refer to TWC and references to the DARS Division for Blind Services (DBS) now refer to the TWC Blind Services Division.
This online manual includes both links to public content and links to content available only to staff.