The Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) offers services that are available on-site at our Tuytenbridge Road location. Our program offers transition planning and supported employment services to students with disabilities leaving secondary education and adults interested in entering into a vocational rehabilitation program and/or seeking other related services.
Eligibility is determined through an intake process that requires applicants to submit documentation supporting their ability levels, vocational interests/needs, and disabling conditions. Employment specialists work directly with consumers, their families, school districts, and other related service providers to assist in career planning.
Services offered through the program include:
- Assessment to help identify skills, abilities, interests and limitations.
- Career counseling and guidance.
- Rehabilitation and assistive technology.
- Supported Employment, job placement and job retention.
- Vocational training
- Work place assessments
Through the program participants are assisted in finding a position that matches their individual interests and skill sets. On-going support is provided to ensure reasonable accommodations are made to allow the participant to be successful and actively involved in all aspects of employment. Consistent collaboration with local business owners and corporations ensures our program participants have many employment opportunities in the local community. ACCES-VR services end when the individual is able to maintain competitive employment for at least 90 days.