Adult Vocational Rehabilitation Services
ACCES-VR starts with the presumption that all persons with disabilities can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services and should have opportunities to work in jobs integrated within their communities. ACCES-VR Counselors guide individuals through service programs they need to reach their employment goals.
At Our District Office:
- Each year ACCES-VR assists hundreds of businesses in hiring qualified, dependable employees.
- Our handbook outlines eligibility requirements, next steps and services provided.
- Our offices are located in your community. Each district office describes services specific to their office.
- ACCES-VR works with students, families and school districts to coordinate appropriate services for students with disabilities who are leaving secondary education and entering adult vocational rehabilitation and related services.
- If you design, manufacture, or sell equipment that may be useful by people with disabilities, or if you teach disabled people how to use such equipment, please contact ACCES-VR.
- Independent living services can help people with disabilities learn to have more control over their own lives and to live more independently in their communities.
- Expectations are described in our rights and responsibilities brochure.
The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library provides recorded and Braille books to adults and children who, owing to a disability, can't read print, or hold a book, or turn its pages. People qualify for this free, public library service if they have a permanent or temporary visual, physical or learning disability. The Library offers 65,000 book titles and over 60 magazines.