Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services are designed to help individuals address employment barriers related to a disability, and supports eligible individuals as they prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.
Individualized services are provided through VR staff co-located at offices across the state and may include:
- Assessment for eligibility, career exploration, and planning for employment.
- Disability supports through counseling, therapies, treatments and/or assistive devices.
- Training to enhance and expand employment skills through work readiness training, work-based learning experiences, professional training to earn a credential or certificate or work readiness training.
- Job search assistance to help you find competitive integrated employment and support once you are on the job.
Vocational Rehabilitation also helps students with disabilities make the transition from school to work.
New – Start My VR
If you have a mental or physical impairment that has impacted your ability to find or keep a job, Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS) may be able to assist you.
Together with Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas, TWS-VRS provides an array of workforce and support services that help Texans with disabilities prepare for, find, retain and advance in employment.
The newly launched Start My VR is an online self-referral form that offers a convenient way for Texans with disabilities to take the first step toward employment by meeting with VR staff to learn about Vocational Rehabilitation Services and meet with a VR Counselor. Get started today by visiting Start My VR or by scanning the QR code below and taking three easy steps.
- Go to the “Start My VR” secure web portal & enter your contact information.
- Receive a Request Number confirming receipt.
- A VR team member will contact you to share how VR services may benefit you.
VR & Workforce Solutions Board Partnership
To ensure our communities have a highly skilled and trained workforce that meets the needs of local employers, our workforce services assist all Texans, including individuals with disabilities, with career development and increased opportunities for education and training so that all job seekers may connect to or advance in employment.
Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas partners with Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS) to ensure that individuals with disabilities in our community have access to the array of workforce services we offer.
Workforce Solutions staff may make referrals to TWS-VRS for job seekers with physical or mental disabilities to determine appropriate services and eligibility. Workforce Solutions staff may also receive referrals from TWS-VRS for VR customers who may be eligible to receive workforce services such as adult education and literacy services, childcare services, attend career workshops, training, and more. VR staff are often co-located in Workforce Solutions Offices and are available to provide information about how VR Services may help individuals with disabilities reach their employment goals.
Together, our partnership is a win-win for Texans with disabilities seeking employment and for employers seeking to expand diversity and inclusion efforts by making their workforces inclusive of people with disabilities.
For more information about eligibility and services, contact Workforce Solutions at 254-296-5200
and ask to speak to a Vocational Rehabilitation Services Representative.