Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Eligibility for VR services is not a guarantee of specific services or of ACCES-VR’s financial support. 

Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) - All vocational rehabilitation services provided by ACCES-VR must be included on the Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) and be required to reach your employment goal.  The IPE is the road map to employment.

ACCES-VR encourages you to be as independent as you would like when developing your Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE). Your vocational rehabilitation counselor is available to assist you with developing your plan and reaching your employment goal. Or, you may choose to develop your own plan and your counselor can provide guidance.  Your vocational rehabilitation counselor must review and approve your IPE and apply their professional judgment and expertise, as well as applicable laws, regulations, and policies to ensure responsible use of public funds.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

  • Vocational Counseling and Guidance
  • Assessments and Evaluations
  • Rehabilitation Technology
  • Special Transportation
  • Adaptive Driver Training
  • Work Readiness
  • Training including tuition, related fees, required textbooks
    • Vocational
    • College
  • Tutor, Reader and Note Taker services 
  • Youth Services
  • Physical and mental restoration services
  • Medical care for acute conditions arising during the program
  • Modifications to homes, vehicles and worksites
  • Job Development and Placement
  • Work Try Out & On the Job Training
  • Job Coaching
  • Occupational tools and equipment
  • Goods, inventory, equipment and supplies for self-employment
  • Occupational and business licenses

Financial Need - ACCES-VR does not charge for any VR services.  Funding for some services is based on you or your family’s financial need.  If you have income and or assets you may be asked to contribute to the cost.  For example; a family of 4 with a combined annual income and assets of $86,100 or more may be asked to contribute to the cost of attending college.  Disability related expenses and cost-of-living adjustment for some down state counties may allow you to exclude additional resources before being asked to contribute.

Comparable Benefits - You will also be asked to apply for all available benefits that may help reduce the cost of the service; eg. for college you will be asked to apply for financial aid including TAP and PELL. 


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