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TWC launches its redesigned website on Sept. 30, 2023. Look forward to a brand new website with you in mind. Online services continue to be available 24 hours a day.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services supports people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, maintain and advance in meaningful employment by providing a range of services based on an individual’s employment goals. Our Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) counselors work closely with job seekers to determine an employment goal, and then identify and arrange for the high-quality services that lead to successful employment.

Our VR teams are ready to serve you every day during regular business hours, and have innovated our services, which are available remotely via phone, teleconference, telemedicine or can arrange for socially-distanced in-person services. We continue to provide the same high-quality services, while ensuring a priority of safety for VR customers and staff.

Guided by the principle of informed choice, customer employment goals guide the services that are provided, consistent with the customers’ strengths, resources, interests, and capabilities.

VR Counselors work in tandem with VR Business Relations teams who outreach to employers seeking qualified job seekers with disabilities to help fill their open positions.

The VR Program is an integral part of the state’s comprehensive workforce development system and services are delivered in collaboration with Local Workforce Development Boards, ISDs, colleges, community rehabilitation providers and numerous other partners.

Vocational Rehabilitation – Adults

Services for adults with disabilities to help prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.

Vocational Rehabilitation – Youth & Students

Services for youth and students with disabilities to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities.

Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center

Help for adults who are legally blind to prepare for and find employment, attend college or a trade school, and live independently.

Vocational Rehabilitation - Older Individuals who are Blind Program

The Vocational Rehabilitation - Older Individuals Who Are Blind Program (VR-OIB) helps people 55 and older with significant visual loss or blindness to live independently in the home and community.

Vocational Rehabilitation Provider Locator Tool

TWC’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Provider Locator is now available. Staff and customers can easily search for VR providers by zip code, location radius, service category, and contract type. This interactive search tool helps everyone make more informed choices by identifying service providers near VR customers.

For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Provider Locator Tool documentationPDF or view the Provider Locator videoYoutube for a demonstration on how to use and navigate the tool.

For questions about this tool or to report any issues, please use the VR Provider Locator form.

Business Enterprises of Texas

Business Enterprises of Texas (BET) serves people who are legally blind by training them for careers managing food service facilities throughout Texas.

Appeal a Vocational Rehabilitation Decision

Learn what procedures to follow if you and your vocational rehabilitation counselor disagree.

Rehabilitation Council of Texas

The Rehabilitation Council of Texas advises the Texas Workforce Commission on the policy, scope and effectiveness of the Vocational Rehabilitation program.

Other Programs & Services

Terms and Conditions for Non-Contracted Services