Vocational Rehabilitation Manual

Updated: April 2017

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.

The information in this manual is current as of the date listed above. If you are a consumer in a blind services program, policy may have changed since you first applied for services. For information about previous versions of policy, please check with your counselor.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Protection of Legal Rights Chapter 2: Intake Chapter 3: Eligibility Chapter 4: Assessing and Planning
Chapter 5: Training Overview Chapter 6: Academic, Vocational, and Technical Training Chapter 7: Assistive Technology Unit Chapter 8: Business Enterprises of Texas
Chapter 9: Community Rehabilitation Programs Chapter 10: Counseling and Guidance Chapter 11: Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center Chapter 12: Deafblind Services
Chapter 13: Diabetes Self-Management Services Chapter 14: Employment Assistance Chapter 15: Interpreter and Communication Access Services for People Who Are Deaf Chapter 16: Job Coach Services
Chapter 17: Job Readiness Training and Job Placement Chapter 18: Maintenance Services Chapter 19: Occupational Licenses, Tools, Equipment, and Initial Stocks and Supplies Chapter 20: On-the-Job Training
Chapter 21: Orientation and Mobility Services Chapter 22: Other Goods and Services Chapter 23: Personal Assistance Services Chapter 24: Physical and Mental Restoration Services
Chapter 25: Reader Services for People Who Are Blind Chapter 26: Referral and Other Services Chapter 27: Services to Family Members Chapter 28: Services to Groups of Individuals
Chapter 29: Self-Employment Chapter 30: Supported Employment Chapter 31: Technical Assistance and Other Consultation Services Chapter 32: Telecommunications, Sensory, and Other Technological Aids and Devices
Chapter 33: Transition Services Chapter 34: Transportation Chapter 35: Vocational Adjustment/Work Adjustment Training Chapter 36: Vocational Diagnostic Unit
Chapter 37: Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher Chapter 38: Closure Chapter 39: Post-Closure Services Chapter 40: Case Management
Chapter 41: Required Approvals and Consultations Chapter 42: DARS Business Relations Chapter 43: Purchasing Goods and Services for Consumers  

Chapter 1: Protection of Legal Rights

Chapter 2: Intake

Chapter 3: Eligibility

Chapter 4: Assessing and Planning

Chapter 5: Training Overview

Chapter 6: Academic, Vocational, and Technical Training

Chapter 7: Assistive Technology Unit

Chapter 8: Business Enterprises of Texas

Chapter 9: Community Rehabilitation Programs

Chapter 10: Counseling and Guidance

Chapter 11: Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center

Chapter 12: Deafblind Services

Chapter 13: Diabetes Self-Management Services

Chapter 14: Employment Assistance

Chapter 15: Interpreter and Communication Access Services for People Who Are Deaf

Chapter 16: Job Coach Services

Chapter 17: Job Readiness Training and Job Placement

Chapter 18: Maintenance Services

Chapter 19: Occupational Licenses, Tools, Equipment, and Initial Stocks and Supplies

Chapter 20: On-the-Job Training

Chapter 21: Orientation and Mobility Services

Chapter 22: Other Goods and Services

Chapter 23: Personal Assistance Services

Chapter 24: Physical and Mental Restoration Services

Chapter 25: Reader Services for People Who Are Blind

Chapter 26: Referral and Other Services

Chapter 27: Services to Family Members

Chapter 28: Services to Groups of Individuals

Chapter 29: Self-Employment

Chapter 30: Supported Employment

Chapter 31: Technical Assistance and Other Consultation Services

Chapter 32: Telecommunications, Sensory, and Other Technological Aids and Devices

Chapter 33: Transition Services

Chapter 34: Transportation

Chapter 35: Vocational Adjustment/Work Adjustment Training

Chapter 36: Vocational Diagnostic Unit

Chapter 37: Vocational Rehabilitation Teacher

Chapter 38: Closure

Chapter 39: Post-Closure Services

Chapter 40: Case Management

Chapter 41: Required Approvals and Consultations

Chapter 42: DARS Business Relations

Chapter 43: Purchasing Goods and Services for Consumers