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What can DVR do for me?

One of the most common questions to CAP is: What can DVR do? What services can they provide? The answer is found in the federal law. DVR can provide the services that are necessary to make a person qualified and ready for employment.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Individuals

This list is found in Section 103(a) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998 (part of the Workforce Investment Act):

Vocational rehabilitation services provided under this title are any services described in an individualized plan for employment necessary to assist an individual with a disability in preparing for, securing, retaining, or regaining an employment outcome that is consistent with the strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interest, and informed choice of the individual including:

  1. an assessment for determining eligibility and vocational rehabilitation needs by qualified personnel including, if appropriate, an assessment by personnel skilled in rehabilitation technology

  2. counseling and guidance, including information and support services to assist an individual in exercising informed choice consistent with the provisions of section 102(d)

  3. referral and other services to secure needed services from other agencies through agreements developed under section 101(a)(l 1), if such services are not available under this title

  4. job-related services, including job search and placement assistance, job retention services, follow-up services, and follow-along services

  5. vocational and other training services, including the provision of personal and vocational adjustment services, books, tools, and other training materials, except that no training services provided at an institution of higher education shall be paid for with funds under this title unless maximum efforts have been made by the designated State unit and the individual to secure grant assistance, in whole or in part, from other sources to pay for such training

  6. to the extent that financial support is not readily available from a source (such as through health insurance of the individual or through comparable services and benefits consistent with section 101(a)(8)(A)), other than the designated State unit, diagnosis and treatment of physical and mental impairments, including:

  1. corrective surgery or therapeutic treatment necessary to correct or substantially modify a physical or mental condition that constitutes a substantial impediment to employment, but is of such a nature that such correction or modification may reasonably be expected to eliminate or reduce such impediment to employment within a reasonable length of time

  2. necessary hospitalization in connection with surgery or treatment

  3. prosthetic and orthotic devices

  4. eyeglasses and visual services as prescribed by qualified personnel who meet State licensure laws and who are selected by the individual

  5. special services (including transportation and dialysis), artificial kidneys, and supplies necessary for the treatment of individuals with end-stage renal disease

  6. diagnosis and treatment for mental and emotional disorders by qualified personnel who meet State licensure laws
  1. maintenance for additional costs incurred while participating in an assessment for determining eligibility and vocational rehabilitation needs or while receiving services under an individualized plan for employment

  2. transportation, including adequate training in the use of public transportation vehicles and systems, that is provided in connection with the provision of any other service described in this section and needed by the individual to achieve an employment outcome

  3. on-the-job or other related personal assistance services provided while an individual is receiving other services described in this section

  4. interpreter services provided by a qualified personnel for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, and reader services for individuals who are determined to be blind, after an examination by qualified personnel who meet State licensure laws

  5. rehabilitation teaching services, and orientation and mobility services, for individuals who are blind

  6. occupational licenses, tools, equipment, and initial stocks and supplies

  7. technical assistance and other consultation services to conduct market analyses, develop business plans, and otherwise provide sources, to the extent such resources are authorized to be provided through the statewide workforce investment system, to eligible individuals who are pursuing self-employment or telecommuting or establishing a small business operation as an employment outcome

  8. rehabilitation technology, including telecommunications, sensory, and other technological aids and devices

  9. transition services for students with disabilities, that facilitate the achievement of the employment outcome identified in the individualized plan for employment

  10. supported employment services

  11. services to the family of an individual with a disability necessary to assist the individual to achieve and employment outcome

  12. specific post-employment services necessary to assist an individual with a disability to, retain, regain, or advance in employment

Contact Information

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Wisconsin Department of Agriculture,
Trade, and Consumer Protection
2811 Agriculture Drive P.O. Box 8911
Madison, Wisconsin 53708-8911

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