Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Overview

Evaluation services are provided to determine eligibility which may include eye, hearing and general medical evaluations, as well as special aptitude and ability tests, psychological tests, work evaluations, and vocational explorations. Individualized programs are developed with eligible individuals to assist with obtaining or retaining employment. Services that may be provided include, but are not limited to, training to assist individuals in adjusting to the loss of vision; vocational and adjustment counseling; vocational training, eye surgery and/or eye treatment for a limited number of individuals; adaptive equipment for training and/or employment; rehabilitation engineering services to modify training and/or job sites; and supported employment services for individuals who are blind and have other disabilities. Job placement and follow-up services are also provided and are given major emphasis. Vocational Rehabilitation services help to make employment opportunities of many types available to persons with visual disabilities. For further information, please send e-mail to: Pam Hinterlong

Rehabilitation Council Members

The Council Members and Meeting Minutes are located on the Rehabilitation Council web page.

Vocational Rehabilitation Manual

Find the Vocational Rehabilitation Manual on the Publications web page.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services Resources

Find other external website resources for Vocational Rehabiliation Services on the Resources page.

disAbility Law Center of Virginia (dCLV)

Effective October 1, the disAbility Law Center of Virginia (dLCV) will take over the duties of the protection and advocacy system, including the Client Assistance Program (CAP), for persons with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. These duties have been provided by the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy (VOPA); VOPA staff will transition to the new dLCV. The dLCV is a private, non-profit agency. Further information can be found at www.dLCV.org

This File Was Last Modified: Friday July 01 2016