Vocational Rehabilitation

VocationalRehabSubpageOur goal is to help people with disabilities on their road to independence! We have been working with Vocational Rehabilitation counselors for the past 15 years to help their clients become self-sufficient and independent.

Vocational Rehabilitation is a program that is offered by the state, and their ultimate goal is successful employment for people with disabilities. They frequently address driving when is it a barrier to someone’s independence. In certain situations, a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor can refer their clients for our services when they qualify. Please talk with your Vocational Rehabilitation counselor to see whether this is a service they can cover for you.

If you would like to see you if qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation services, please contact the Vocational Rehabilitation office closest to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you offer?

We offer a variety of services, including driving evaluations, driving and permit training, and vehicle adaptation consultations. We work closely with the vendors who do the installations when adaptive equipment is required. If you have questions about service descriptions and how many hours will be needed, please give our office a call.

What is the process?

The first step is always a driving evaluation. Once we have received authorization from the Vocational Rehabilitation counselor and a physician referral, we will schedule and complete an evaluation. After the evaluation, we will submit our report to the counselor with our recommendations. This is followed by any training, and possible vehicle modification process when applicable.

What do you need to schedule an evaluation?

We require an official authorization before we can schedule our evaluation, as well as a physician referral. It is also helpful to have therapy reports, neuropsychological testing results and/or clinical testing results when applicable.

Clients should not purchase a vehicle prior to our evaluation if they do not have one. Also, let us know ASAP if the client is getting a new wheelchair or powerchair.

What types of disabilities do you serve?

Click on disability for more information:

Click here to go to our disabilities page.

How long does it take for a new driver to receive their driver’s license?

This depends on the driver. For new drivers, this process generally takes about 3 to 6 months from start to finish (including evaluation, receiving permit, completing training and receiving driver’s license). However, this process can take longer for some drivers. Please see our student driver page for more information regarding student drivers.

Please call (602) 840-2323 for more information!