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People with Disabilities

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With the right training, preparation and workplace accommodations, people with disabilities can have rewarding careers. Our Vocational Rehabilitation Services unit can help you prepare for, find and keep a job, and live as independently as possible.

Counseling and Training

Set and achieve goals, develop work skills, find a suitable job.

Living Independently

Helping you function at home, at work and in your community.

Extended Employment

Long-term support to help you work and advance in your career.

High School Students

Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) has a counselor assigned to every high school. We help students with disabilities plan the journey from school to what comes next.

Councils

Learn about the councils and committees that help guide us.

Community Partners

Information for partners, vendors and contractors who provide our services.

Policies and Rules

State and federal regulations that underpin our work.

Research and Reports

Covering needs, performance and disability employment issues.

Find a Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office

Find a Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office near you.

The VR program receives 74.9 percent of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For federal fiscal year 2020, the total amount of grant funds is $42,740,250. The required state match for these funds is $11,514,652. The state of Minnesota has appropriated $14.3 million - 25.1 percent of the total - to exceed the matching requirement.

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