Vocational Rehabilitation

Getting you to work is all in a day’s work when we partner with the Texas Workforce Commission. The Vocational Rehabilitation program is dedicated to facilitating, preparing, retaining, and locating employment for individuals with disabilities. 

 

Adults with Disabilities

Disability doesn’t have to mean the inability to work. When a disability causes a substantial barrier to gaining employment, Vocational Rehabilitation steps up. 

Counseling & Guidance

 Vocational Evaluations

Rights Advocacy & Information

 Training & Education Assistance

 Assistive Technology 

& More

*Need on-going assistance? Supported Employment and referrals to Business Enterprises of Texas Program and Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center are available upon request and evaluation.

Youth with Disabilities

When you’re a student or young adult with a disability, the future of what you can do when you grow up can seem uncertain. Our Vocational Rehabilitation program acts as a pre-employment transition service to prepare you for a bright future in your field of choice. 

Post-Secondary Education

Employment Opportunities

Job Exploration 

Career Counseling

Apprenticeships & Training

Hands-On Work-Based Educational Experiences

& More

 

Stem Workshops

Students with disabilities – this is your chance join the University of Texas, El Paso for the Explore Virtual STEM Camp.

You’re probably wondering what does STEM Mean?

Science
Technology
Engineering
Math

Those are some Hot Jobs!

At the Virtual STEM Camp, you will learn about what Stem professionals do and how you can become involved in Stem, in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Sessions will include:

  • Interactive and hands on STEM Activities
  • Unique lessons on The Internet of things, Computational Science and engineering, VR & AI
  • Gaming, simulated engineering and technology testing (Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and other Smart Home IOT)
  • Conversations with STEM Professional about their industry

 

Camp 1 – June 21 – 25, 2021 – The Internet of Things (IOT)
Monday – Friday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Camp 2 – June 28 - July 2, 2021 – Computational Engineering
Monday – Friday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
 
Camp 3 – July 12 – 16, 2021 – AI in Engineering
Monday – Friday – 9:00am – 4:00pm
 
Camp 4 – July 19 – 23, 2021 – AR/VR in Engineering
Monday – Friday – 9:00am – 4:00pm 
 
Register Now, Space is Limited!
For More information, please contact - STEMExplore@gmail.com or 915.747.6075
 

Eligibility - Open to Students with Disabilities

Ages:14 – 21years
Must be registered with TWC &ndash Vocational Rehabilitation Program
 

**All the camp locations are accessible. Please contact us in advance for any special accommodation requests. A minimum 4 days attendance per camp is required. You can attend one or more camps.

 

 

Employers Assisting Individuals with Disabilities    

Considering hiring or recruiting an employee with a disability? Accommodating an individual with a disability is simple when you have Workforce Solutions Borderplex supporting you.

 

Assistance Accommodating Employees with Disabilities

Information on Programs & Benefits, etc.

Disability Awareness Training

Recruitment & Job-Matching Assistance 

Understanding State & Federal Compliance

Coordinating Employer Symposia & Job Fairs

 

 

Contact Us For More Information  

Vocational Rehabilitation is a state-funded service provided at no charge 

Local
Connie Benford
$nbsp;(915) 472-6502
Connie.Benford@twc.state.tx.us

 

Bobby Alcala 
$nbsp;(915) 478-1324
Bobby.Alcala@twc.state.tx.us

 

Bertha Torres
$nbsp;(915) 472-6913
Bertha.Torres@twc.state.tx.us 

 

State
TWC Vocational Rehabilitation Inquiries
800-628-5115
customers@twc.state.tx.us

Directory - Vocational Rehabilitation Services Offices >

 

The Vocational Rehabilitation program, previously known as the Texas Department of Assistive Rehabilitative Services (DARS), helps people with disabilities prepare for, find or retain employment and helps youth and students prepare for post-secondary opportunities. The program, in partnership with Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Workforce Solutions and WSB also helps businesses and employers recruit, retain and accommodate employees with disabilities.

Our Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program serves:

Adults with disabilities

Youth and students with disabilities

Businesses and employers

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) serves adults with disabilities when the disability is a substantial barrier to employment and VR services are required to achieve employment. Available services include vocational evaluations, counseling and guidance, training and education assistance, assistive technology and more. Supported employment services are available for consumers needing ongoing assistance, as well as referral to our Business Enterprises of Texas Program and Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center.

The VR program serves youth and students with disabilities when pre-employment transition services are required to prepare for and obtain post-secondary education and employment opportunities. Services include job exploration and counseling, work-based learning experiences and training.

Businesses and employers seeking to recruit, hire and accommodate employees with disabilities, including helping them to comply with federal hiring and accommodation requirements are also a priority for Workforce Solutions Borderplex VR Services.  Services include assistance accommodating employees with disabilities, disability awareness training, recruitment and job-matching assistance and coordination of employer symposia and job fairs.

Are you an individual needing special accommodations to work? Are you an employer needing assistance with providing accommodations to your employees? VR services are a state-funded service provided at no charge to individuals and employers. For more information, please contact:

Local Level:
Connie Benford
 (915) 472-6502
 
Bobby Alcala
 (915) 478-1324
 
Bertha Torres
 (915) 472-6913
 
State Level:

TWC Vocational Rehabilitation Inquiries
800-628-5115
customers@twc.state.tx.us

Directory - Vocational Rehabilitation Services Offices >