People with Disabilities to Gain or Retain Meaningful Careers
What is the Vocational
The Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) is part of a nationwide program that helps people
with disabilities find or retain employment. If you have a disability and are
seeking employment, DVRS can help you find a career that is consistent with your
skills, interests, and abilities.
How can I qualify for
You qualify for services if:
have a mental or physical disability,
disability prevents you from getting or keeping a job,
need services that only OVRS can provide to help you get or keep a job.
What services can I
receive from the program if I am eligible?
Services are specific to the needs and barriers of each individual and may
Counseling and guidance to help you select a job goal.
Evaluations to determine your job skills and interests.
Special equipment or technology which may help you hold a job. (e.g. tools,
work clothes, etc.)
On-the-job training, job search assistance, or job interview skills to help
you get that important job.
support tactics to help you get and keep a job.
Are there any special
programs for young adults?
Any young person with a
disability who is nearing graduation should talk to their counselor about the
Vocational Rehabilitation Program, or, if you are already out of school, contact
the nearest Vocational Rehabilitation office. Vocational Rehabilitation
counselors assist students and adults to achieve meaningful careers by
empowering them to evaluate their interests, abilities, and employment goals
then help them map out a plan to get there. People receive services until
reaching their employment goals.
For more information,
Iowa Division of Vocational
(Courtesy Iowa Division of
Vocation of Rehabilitation, Department of Education, 2004.)
510 East 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Voice/TTY line: 515-281-4211 FAX 515-281-7645