Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services

1506 South Main Street, Unit 3, Farmville, VA 23901
Phone: (434) 392-8189 or 1-800-552-5019
Fax: (434) 392-6250

In partnership with people with disabilities, the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services provides and advocates for the highest quality of services that empower individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and full inclusion into society.
   The Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) offers assistance to persons with disabilities, in order that they may become self-supporting and as independent as possible. Through a variety of services and programs, DRS can help individuals on their path to achievement.
   Vocational Rehabilitation is the State-Federal program that assists people with disabilities so that they may prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain gainful employment. You are eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation services if you have a physical or mental disability that causes a substantial barrier to getting or keeping a job; and have reasonable potential to reach an employment outcome with the provision of VR services.
   Depending on your needs, interests, and capabilities, DRS can provide you with a number of services. You and your VR counselor can choose the ones that may be needed to help you reach your employment goal. These services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Vocational Counseling
  • Vocational Evaluation/Career Exploration
  • Equipment/Assistive Technology
  • Situational Assessment/Job Development/Job Coaching
  • Training
  • Job Placement

   For more information about this organization, contact Jack Smith, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, or visit their web site.

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