Vocational Rehabilitation

Getting you work is all in a day’s work when we partner with the Texas Worforce Comission. 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 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

 

 

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

(915) 472-6502

Connie.Benford@twc.state.tx.us

 

Bobby Alcala 

(915) 478-1324

Bobby.Alcala@twc.state.tx.us

 

Bertha Torres

(915) 472-6913

Bertha.Torres@twc.state.tx.us 

 

State

TWC Vocational Rehabilitation Inquiries

800-628-5115

customers@twc.state.tx.us

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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
Connie.Benford@twc.state.tx.us
 
Bobby Alcala
(915) 478-1324
Bobby.Alcala@twc.state.tx.us
 
Bertha Torres
(915) 472-6913
Bertha.Torres@twc.state.tx.us 
 
State Level:

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

Directory - Vocational Rehabilitation Services Offices >