VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
STATE OFFICES

By contacting your local vocational rehabilitation office, you will tap into a wealth of resources related to employment options for people with disabilities. Vocational Rehabilitation, a state-supported division of services, assists individuals with disabilities who are pursuing meaningful careers. VR assists those individuals to secure gainful employment commensurate with their abilities and capabilities through local job searches and awareness of self-employment and telecommuting opportunities.

Listed in Alphabetical Order by State

 

ALABAMA | ALASKA | ARIZONA | ARKANSAS | CALIFORNIA |
COLORADO | CONNECTICUT | DELAWARE | DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA |
FLORIDA | GEORGIA | HAWAII | IDAHO | ILLINOIS | INDIANA | IOWA |
KANSAS | KENTUCKY | LOUISIANA | MAINE | MARYLAND | MASSACHUSETTS | MICHIGAN | MINNESOTA | MISSISSIPPI | MISSOURI | MONTANA | NEBRASKA | NEVADA | NEW HAMPSHIRE | NEW JERSEY | NEW MEXICO | NEW YORK | NORTH CAROLINA | NORTH DAKOTA| OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON | PENNSYLVANIA | RHODE ISLAND | SOUTH CAROLINA | SOUTH DAKOTA | TENNESSEE | TEXAS | UTAH | VERMONT | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON | WEST VIRGINIA | WISCONSIN | WYOMING

U.S. Territories


Rehabilitation Services Administration Technical Assistance Circular: TAC-00-02
July 24, 2000
"Self-Employment, Telecommuting, and Establishing a Small Business as Employment Outcomes"
URL: http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/rsa/tac-2000.html

ALABAMA

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
2127 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36116-2455
Phone: (334)288-0220
Toll Free: (800)441-7578
TTY: (800)499-1816
Fax: (334)281-1388
URL: http://www.rehab.state.al.us/Home/default.aspx?url=/Home/Main

Alabama's Business Enterprise Program (BEP)
URL: http://www.rehab.state.al.us/Home/default.aspx?url=/Home/Services/VRS/Business+Enterprise+Program/Main

"Alabama's Business Enterprise Program (BEP) is one of the oldest and most successful job training and placement programs in the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. BEP provides job training and employment opportunities to qualified blind individuals through the management and operation of snack bars, vending facilities, delicatessens, cafeterias, and military dining halls located throughout the state."

Alabama Work Incentives Network
URL: http://www.alawin.org/index.htm

"ALA-WIN (Alabama Work Incentives Network) is a statewide program that helps Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries, between the ages of 14 and 64, understand their work options so that they may make more informed choices regarding employment. The program provides information about federal, state and local work incentive programs and related issues."

 

State of Alabama Client Assistance Program
2125 East South Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 361161
Phone: (800) 228-3231 (Toll-free in Alabama) or (800) 441-7607 (Ask for the Client Assistance Program) or (334) 288-1104
URL: http://www.sacap.org/

"The State of Alabama Client Assistance Program helps people who have questions about vocational rehabilitation services. This includes getting answers if you are having problems related to your rehabilitation program as well as getting assistance in resolving those problems."

ALASKA

Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
801 W. 10th Street, Suite A
Juneau, AK 99801-1894
Direct: (907)465-2814
Toll Free: (800)478-2815
Fax: (907)465-2856
URL: http://www.labor.state.ak.us/dvr/home.htm

Client Assistance Program
URL: http://home.gci.net/~alaskacap/

"Alaska's Client Assistance Program. We are an ombudsman/advocacy service which provides the following:

ARIZONA

Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration
Arizona Vocational Rehabilitation
1789 W. Jefferson, 2NW
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602)542-3332
Toll Free: (800)563-1221
TTY: (602)542-6049
Fax: (602)542-3778
URL: http://www.de.state.az.us/rsa/vr.asp

AZ RSA - Arizona Business Enterprise Program presents Partnering for Progress
4620 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 266-9070
URL: http://www.de.state.az.us/rsa/bep.asp

"This program, in a close partnering relationship with rehabilitation services administration's vocational rehabilitation program, offers legally blind persons the opportunity to become independent entrepreneurs capable of achieving their fullest potential throught self-employment."

Arizona Client Assistance Program
URL: http://www.de.state.az.us/rsa/about.asp

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Administration
1616 Brookwood Drive
P. O. Box 3781
Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: (501)296-1600
Toll Free: (800)330-0632
TTY: (501)296-1669
Fax: (501)296-1655
URL: http://www.arsinfo.org/

Arkansas Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Services for the Blind
700 Main Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-3237
Phone: (501) 682-5463
Toll-free: (800) 960-9270
TDD: (501) 682-0093
Fax: (501) 682-0366
URL: http://www.arkansas.gov/dhhs/dsb/NEWDSB/

CALIFORNIA

California Department of Rehabilitation Services
2000 Evergreen Street
Sacramento, CA 95815
Direct: (916)263-8674
TTY: (916)263-8672
Fax: (916)263-8671
URL: http://www.rehab.cahwnet.gov/default.htm

Client Assistance Program (CAP)
Phone: (800) 952-5544 (Voice) or (800) 598-3273 (TTY)
URL: http://www.rehab.cahwnet.gov/cap/default.htm

Disability Benefits 101
"Disability Benefits 101 (DB101) helps workers, job seekers, and service providers understand the connections between work and benefits."
URL: http://www.disabilitybenefits101.org/

COLORADO

Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
2211 W Evans Ave, Bldg A
Denver, CO 80223
Phone: (303)866-4150
Phone: (303)937-1226
URL: http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/ods/dvr/ods_dvr1.html

Employment Works
Benefits, Planning, Assistance and Outreach (BPAO) for Colorado
CP of Colorado
2200 South Jasmine Street, Denver, Colorado 80222-5708
Phone: (303) 691-9339
Fax: (303) 691-0846
Email: jcordova@cpco.org
URL: http://www.cpco.org/empworks.htm

Client Assistance Program
The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People

E-mail: tlcmail@thelegalcenter.org
URL: http://www.thelegalcenter.org/whoweare.htm

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5033
Phone: (860)424-4869
Toll Free: (800)842-1508
TTY: (800)842-4524
URL: http://www.dss.state.ct.us/svcs/rehab.htm

"The VR program serves persons with all disabilities except legal blindness. Individuals who are legally blind receive vocational rehabilitation services through the Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB), 184 Windsor Ave., Windsor, CT 06095; (860) 602-4000 or 1-800-842-4510."

State of Connecticut Board of Education and Services for the Blind
184 Windsor Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095
Phone: (860)602-4000
Toll Free: (800)842-4510
TTY: (860)602-4002
URL: http://www.besb.state.ct.us/

Client Assistance Program
Protection and Advocacy Agency
Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
60 B Weston Street, Hartford, CT 06120-1551
Phone: (860) 297-4300; (800) 842-7303 (In CT); (860) 566-2102 (TTY)
E-mail: ctopapd@connix.com

DELAWARE

Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
4425 North Market Street
P O Box 9969
Wilmington, DE 19089-0969
Phone: (302)761-8275
TTY: (302)761-6611
Fax: (302)761-6611
URL: http://www.delawareworks.com/dvr/welcome.shtml

"The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is the state's public program that helps people with physical and mental disabilities obtain or retain employment. Also, an Independent Living Program helps people with disabilities function in the community. DVR's commitment is to help people with disabilities increase independence through employment."

Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired
Harry B. Hill III, Director
Robert Goodhart, Deputy Director
1901 N. DuPont Highway
Biggs Bldg., New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 255-9800
Fax: (302) 255-4441
URL: http://www.state.de.us/dhss/dvi/dvihome.htm

"The Division for the Visually Impaired works in partnerships with Delawareans who are blind and visually impaired empowering them to be self-sufficient."

Client Assistance Program
Melissa Shahan, Director
Client Assistance Program, United Cerebral Palsy, Inc.
254 East Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Camden, DE 19934
Phone: (302) 698-9336
E-mail: capucp@magpage.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

District of Columbia Vocational Rehabilitation (DC)
District of Columbia Department of Human Services
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202)442-8400
TTY: (202)442-8600
URL: http://dhs.dc.gov/dhs/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=492432&dhsNav=|30989|

Client Assistance Program
Rehabilitation Services Administration
800 9th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024

FLORIDA

Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
2002 Old Saint Augustine Road, “A”
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4862
Phone: (850) 245-3399
Toll Free: (800) 451-4327
Fax: (850) 245-3316
URL: http://www.rehabworks.org/

Florida Division of Blind Services
325 West Gaines Street
Room 1114, Turlington Building, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Toll-free: (800) 342-1828
Phone: (850) 245-0300
Fax: (850) 245-0363
URL: http://dbs.myflorida.com/

Florida Division of Blind Services Rise Program
E-mail: info@risepartners.com
URL: http://www.risepartners.com/html/florida.html

"You may participate in the RISE [Reach Independence through Self-Employment] Program in order to:

Client Assistance Program
Webster Building - Suite 100
2671 Executive Center Circle
West Tallahassee, Florida 32301-5092
Phone: (850) 488-9071
Toll-free: (800) 342-0823 (voice) or (800) 346-4127 (TTY)
Fax: (850) 488-8640
URL: http://www.advocacycenter.org/programs/cap/index.html

"The Client Assistance Program, a part of the Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc., was established to help with any problems related to services provided by Vocational Rehabilitation."

Abilities of Florida
2735 Whitney Road
Clearwater, FL 33760
Phone: (727) 538-7370 ext.316
Toll-free: (800) 955-8771 (Florida Relay Service)
URL: http://servicesrcsub3.timberlakepublishing.com/content.asp?contentid=363

"The Self-Employment Resource Program provides the knowledge, tools and support services needed to assist people with disabilities to realize the dream of self-employment."

GEORGIA

Georgia Division of Rehabilitation Services
Georgia Department of Labor
1700 Century Circle, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30345-3020
Phone: (404)657-3047
Toll Free: (866)489-0001
Fax: (404)657-3079
URL: http://www.vocrehabga.org/

Business Enterprise Program
5238 Royal Woods Parkway
Suite 200, Tucker, GA 30384-3079
For more information, contact your local office.
URL: http://www.vocrehabga.org/lev2g.html

"The BEP provides work opportunities to citizens of Georgia with the disabilities of blindness and legal blindness."

Georgia Industries for the Blind (GIB)
URL: http://www.vocrehabga.org/indus.html

"The primary mission of the Georgia Industries for the Blind (GIB) is to provide employment opportunities for people who are visually impaired or blind."

Georgia Client Assistance Program
123 N. McDonough Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Toll free: (800) 822-9727
In the Atlanta area: (404) 373-2040 (voice/TTD) or via Georgia Relay Service (800) 255-0135
Fax: (404) 373-4110
URL: http://www.vocrehabga.org/lev3j.html

"If you have a problem with your vocational rehabilitation program or application, the Client Assistance Program can assist you in many ways, including:

Georgia Ticket to Work Information
URL: http://www.vocrehabga.org/tickettowork.pdf

HAWAII

Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division
601 Kamokila Blvd, Room 515
Kapolei, HI 96707
Phone: (808)692-7719
Fax: (808)692-7727
URL: http://www.state.hi.us/dhs/

Client Assistance Program
Hawaii Disability Rights Center
900 Fort Street Mall
Suite 1040
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 949-2922 (Voice/TTY)
Toll-free: (800) 882-1057
Fax: (808) 949-2928

"CAP is the advocacy program for people with disabilities who are seeking or receiving rehabilitation services authorized in the Rehabilitation Act and provided by or funded through the State of Hawaii's Vocational Rehabilitation and Services to the Blind Division."

IDAHO

Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
PO Box 83720
650 West State Street, Room 150
Boise, ID 83720-0096
Phone: (208)334-3390
Toll Free: (800)632-5125
TTY: (208)336-5353
Fax: (208)334-5305
URL: http://www2.state.id.us/idvr/

Idaho Commission For The Blind And Visually Impaired
341 West Washington
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208)334-3220
Toll Free: (800)542-8688
URL: http://www.icbvi.state.id.us/

Client Assistance Program
Comprehensive Advocacy, Inc.
Toll-free: (866) 262-3462
URL: http://users.moscow.com/co-ad/

"The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federal program operated by Co-Ad, Inc., a nonprofit legal services organization. The Program's goal is to identify, explain, and resolve any client issues with rehabilitation programs such as the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Independent Living Centers and other RSA funded programs."

 

ILLINOIS

Illinois Department of Human Services
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
100 S. Grand Ave E
Springfield, IL 62762
Toll Free: (800) 843-6154
TTY: (800) 447-6404
URL: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/ors/

TechConnect Low Interest Loan Program
URL: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/ircs/hmat/pgp/dhs_rc-tclilp.asp
"The Assistive Technology Loan Program provides loans to Illinois residents with disabilities and their families to purchase assistive technology devices, services, and home modifications. The Telework Loan Program is restricted to Illinois residents with disabilities, 18 years and older. The loan can be used to purchase equipment, services, and home modifications to work in a "telework" situation. The equipment is not restricted to assistive technology devices."

Client Assistance Program
Illinois Department of Human Services
Phone: (800) 641-3929 (V/TDD)
URL: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/ors/cap/

"CAP ensures that ORS customers receive quality services by advocating for their interests and helping them understand procedures, resolve problems, and protect their rights in the rehabilitation process. CAP can also help you if you need an explanation of ORS services and benefits, or have a problem with your counseling, training, services or programs. CAP will investigate your concerns and, if necessary, help you file complaints with the appropriate authorities."

Self-Employment Resource Network (SERN)
Contact: Marsie Frawley
Health & Disability Advocates
Phone: (312) 223-9600
Fax: (312) 223-9518
E-mail: mfrawley@hdadvocates.org
URL: http://www.sern.info/

"The Self-Employment Resource Network, SERN, is a task force on self-employment comprised of state agencies, private vocational rehabilitation agencies, both small business owners and self-employed persons who have a disability, parents, and advocacy groups. SERN seeks to locate and translate resource information into user-friendly terms, facilitate networking opportunities, and offer assistance in identifying and developing procedures for persons with disabilities wanting to be self-employed."

Benefits, Planning, Assistance and Outreach Projects for Illinois
URL: http://www.hdadvocates.org/workforce/IllinoisSpec/do_you_get_ssi_or_ssdi.htm

INDIANA

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
221 W. Wayne St.
South Bend, IN 46601-2198
Phone: (574)232-4861
Toll Free: (877)282-0964
URL: http://www.ai.org/fssa/servicedisabl/vr/index.html

Client Assistance Program
Indiana Protection and Advocacy Service
4701 N. Keystone Ave., Suite 222
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
Toll-free: (800) 622-4845
URL: http://www.in.gov/ipas/

"Contact CAP if you are having difficulty seeking or receiving services from Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) or other programs and projects under the Rehabilitation Act (commonly know as the Rehab Act), such as independent living."

IOWA

Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
510 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515)281-4211
Toll Free: (800)532-1486
TTY: (515)281-4211
Fax: (515)281-4703
URL: http://www.ivrs.iowa.gov/index.html

Iowa Department for The Blind
524 Fourth Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-2364
Phone: (515)281-1333
Toll Free: (800)362-2587
TTY: (515)281-1355
Fax: (515)281-1263
URL: http://www.blind.state.ia.us/

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program
IDED -Bureau of Finance
200 East Grand
Des Moines, IA 50309-1834
Phone: (515) 242-4948
Toll-free: (800) 245-IOWA
URL: http://www.iowaewd.org/

"The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities program was developed to encourage self-sufficiency in individuals with disabilities through self-employment. The program is administered through the Department of Economic Development, in collaboration with the Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and the Department for the Blind. The program provides both technical and financial assistance for program participants."

Client Assistance Program
Division of Persons with Disabilities
Phone: (515) 242-6334 or (800) 652-4298 (V/TTY)
Fax: (515) 242-6119
URL: http://www.state.ia.us/government/dhr/pd/client_assis_program/index.html

KANSAS

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
3640 SW Topeka Blvd.
Suite 150
Topeka, KS 66611
Phone: (785) 267-5301
TTY: (785) 267-0352
Fax: (785) 267-0263
URL: http://www.srskansas.org/rehab

Kansas Client Assistance Program, CAP
3640 SW Topeka Blvd., Ste 150
Topeka, Kansas 66611
Phone: (785) 266-8193 (V/TDD)
Toll-free: (800) 432-2326
Fax: (785) 266-8574
URL: http://www.srskansas.org/rehab/text/CAP.htm

"The purpose of this web is to enhance the services we provide to our consumers. We have provided a number of resources here to help you resolve problems with programs funded through Title 1 under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. These programs include services provided through Kansas Rehabilitation Services, Independent Living Centers and any grant program funded through Title 1."

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
209 St. Clair Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-4440
Toll Free: (800) 372-7172
TTY: (888) 420-9874
Fax: (502) 564-6745
URL: http://kydvr.state.ky.us/

The Kentucky Department for the Blind
P.O. Box 757
209 St. Clair Street
Frankfort, KY 40602-0757
Phone: (502) 564-4754
Toll Free: (800) 321-6668
TTY: (502) 564-2929
URL: http://blind.ky.gov/

"A state government rehabilitation agency that offers assistance to persons
who are blind or visually impaired. We also provide various services for
employers interested in accommodating or hiring workers who have a vision
loss."

Client Assistance Program
Cabinet for Workforce Development
209 St. Clair, 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (800) 633-6283 (V/TTY)
URL: http://kycap.ky.gov/

"CAP can help you to understand services available from the department, advise you on other benefits available from state and federal agencies, help you to pursue appropriate remedies to ensure the protection of your rights, and help to resolve any dissatisfaction that you may have with the office regarding the provision or denial of services."

LOUISIANA

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
3500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119-6019
Phone: (504) 483-4709
Toll Free: (800) 737-2963
TTY: (504) 483-4709
Fax: (504) 483-4777
URL: http://www.dss.state.la.us/departments/lrs/vocational_rehabilitation.html

"LRS' Vocational Rehabilitation Program provides comprehensive rehabilitation services that go far beyond those found in routine job training programs. This frequently includes work evaluation and job readiness services; assessment for and provision of assistive technology, such as customized computer interfaces for persons with physical or sensory disabilities; job counseling services, and medical and therapeutic services"

Blind Services
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
8225 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 925-3594
Tll-free: (800) 737-2958
URL: http://www.dss.state.la.us/departments/lrs/Blind_Services.html

"Provides both vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to eligible individuals who are blind or visual impaired."

Exceptional Entrepreneurs of Louisiana (ExcEL)
UNO-TRAC, PO Box 1051, New Orleans, LA 70148
Phone: (504) 280-5700
Fax: (504) 280-5707
E-mail: Jfiel@uno.edu
URL: http://www.unotrac.org/selfemploy.htm

"The Exceptional Entrepreneurs of Louisiana (ExcEL) program provides participants with self-employment management skills through a series of business development workshops, helpful resources, technical assistance for disability-related accommodations and an intensive follow-up program."

Client Assistance Program
The Advocacy Center
225 Baronne Street, Suite 2112
New Orleans, LA 70112-2112
Phone: (504) 522-2337 or (800) 960-7705 (in LA only)
URL: http://www.dss.state.la.us/departments/lrs/Vocational_Rehabilitation.html

"The Client Assistance Program (CAP) helps Louisiana Rehabilitation Services and American Indian
Rehabilitation Services clients and client applicants to understand all their benefits and rights under the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. When appropriate, and the issue is meritorious CAP
also assists clients and client applicants in pursuing legal, administrative or other appropriate ways to protect their
rights."

MAINE

Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
150 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0150
Phone: (207)624-5950
Toll Free: (800)698-4440
TTY: (888)755-0023
Fax: (207)624-5980
URL: http://www.state.me.us/rehab/

Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired (DBVI)
35 Anthony Avenue
150 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0150
Phone: (207) 624-5323 or (207) 624-5322
TTY: (800) 332-1003
Fax: (207) 624-5302
URL: http://www.state.me.us/rehab/dbvi/dbvi_pgms.htm#BVRDescr

Client Assistance Program
C.A.R.E.S Inc.
4C Winter St.
Augusta, Maine 04330
Phone: 207) 622-7055 Voice/TTY or (800) 773-7055 Voice/TTY
URL: http://www.caresinc.org/

"The CAP can help by providing you with information on the services available, time frames for services and by explaining what the federal regulations and state rules say. When there are disagreements, CAP can get directly involved. CAP is required to resolve disagreements using informal methods, to the maximum extent possible, before resorting to administrative or legal remedies."

MARYLAND

Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218-1696
Phone: (410) 554-9385
Toll Free: (888) 554-0334
TTY: (410) 554-9411
Fax: (410) 554-9412
URL: http://www.dors.state.md.us

Maryland Business Enterprise Program for the Blind
Maryland Business Enterprise Program for the Blind
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: (410) 554-9450
URL: http://www.dors.state.md.us/DORS/ProgramServices/Business3/OBVS_Programs/mbepb

"As part of is ongoing commitment to enhance the quality of worklife for it employees, visitors, and patients, the NIH Division of Support Services (DSS), Worklife Enrichment Programs Branch (WEPB) oversees the concession and vending programs performed by the Maryland Business Enterprise Program for the Blind (MBEPB). The MBEPB is a program that is run out of the Maryland Department of Education through the Randolph-Sheppard Act."

The Rise Program, Reach Independence through Self-Employment
Division of Rehabilitation Services
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218-1696
Phone: (301) 596-1020 or (410) 519-7333
V/TTY: (410) 519-1209
Fax: (410) 519-1208
URL: http://www.risepartners.com

"The RISE Program can help you explore the feasibility of self-employment as a realistic vocational option for you, develop a comprehensive business plan, receive individualized technical assistance, explore multiple funding sources for your venture, obtain market information to help you select the right industry, receive an assessment of your plan by business and banking experts."

Client Assistance Program
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: (410) 554-9361 or (800) 638-6243
Fax: (410) 554-9362
TTY: 410-554-9577
URL: http://www.dors.state.md.us/DORS/ProgramServices/cap/

"The Client Assistance Program (CAP) helps individuals who have concerns or difficulties when applying for or receiving rehabilitation services funded under the Rehabilitation Act."

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Fort Point Place, Suite 600
27 Wormwood Street
Boston, MA 02210-1616
Phone: (617)204-3600
Toll Free: (800)245-6543
Fax: (617)727-1354
URL: http://www.mass.gov/portal/index.jsp?pageID=mg2topic&L=3&L0=Home&L1=Resident&L2=Disabilities&sid=massgov2

Massachusetts Commisson for the Blind
48 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116-4718
Phone: (617) 727-5550
(800) 392-6450 (MA ONLY)
(800) 392-6556 (MASS. ONLY)
Fax: (617) 626-7685

Client Assistance Program
Massachusetts Office on Disability
To contact CAP, call us in Boston at (617) 727-7440 or toll free at (800) 322-2020.
URL: http://www.mass.gov/mod/ClientAssistance.html

MICHIGAN

Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)
201 N. Washington
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517)373-2062
Toll Free: (800)292-4200
TTY: (888)605-6722
Fax: (517)335-5140
Phone: (800)323-2535
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/mdcd/0,1607,7-122-25392-71588--,00.html

Michigan Commission for the Blind
201 N. Washington
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517)373-2062
Toll Free: (800)292-4200
TTY: (517)373-4025
Phone: (800)323-2535
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/cis/0,1607,7-154-28077_28313-14762--,00.html

 

 

 

 

Client Assistance Program
Phone: (800) 292-5896 (voice and TTY)
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/mdcd/1,1607,7-122-1681_2818-11706--,00.html

"The Client Assistance Program (CAP) provides information and advocacy, without charge, to people with disabilities who are receiving, or want to receive, services under the Rehabilitation Act. CAP is operated by Michigan Protection & Advocacy Services, which receives money from the Michigan Department of Career Development to provide these services. CAP will assist you with services provided by the Michigan Department of Career Development and/or Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Consumer Choice Programs, Michigan Commission for the Blind, Centers for Independent Living, and Supported Employment and Transition Programs."

Michigan Coalition of Benefits Planning, Assistance and Outreach
URL: http://www.ssabenefitsplanning-mi.org/

"The Benefits Planning, Assistance and Outreach (BPA&O) Project is a federally-funded initiative to educate and assist individuals with disabilities, and those who support them, to understand the benefits and risks of going back to work, and/or increasing their work income. The goal of the Project is to assist individuals to have a better quality of life and contribute to their communities as working citizens. There is no cost to consumers for this service."

MINNESOTA

Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED)
Rehabilitation Services Branch
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street
Suite E200
St. Paul, MN 55101-1351
Phone: (651) 296-5616
Toll Free: (800) 328-9095 (Voice)
TTY: (651) 296-3900
Toll Free: (800) 657-3973 (TTY)
Fax: (651) 297-5159
(800) 657-3858 (DEED)
(888) GET-JOBS (1-888-438-5627)
URL: http://www.deed.state.mn.us/rehab/vr/main_vr.htm

Minnesota State Services for the Blind
2200 University Ave.
Suite 240
Saint Paul, MN 55114-1840
Phone: (651)642-0500
Toll Free: (800)652-9000
TTY: (651)642-0506
URL: http://www.mnssb.org/

Client Assistance Program
Minnesota Disability Law Center
430 First Avenue, N.
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1780
Phone in Twin Cities Metro: (612) 334-5970
Toll-free: (800) 292-4150 (Greater Minnesota)
TTY: (612) 332-4668
URL: http://www.mndlc.org/

"Advocacy for persons with disabilities who are having problems with agencies funded under the Rehabilitation Act (for example, State Services for the Blind, Rehabilitation Services)."

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
1281 Highway 51 North
P.O. Box 550
Madison, MS 39110
Phone: (601)853-5100
Toll Free: (800)443-1000
URL: http://www.mdrs.state.ms.us/

Client Assistance Program
3226 North State Street
P. O. Box 4958
Jackson, MS 39296-4958
(601) 362-2585
(800) 962-2400 (Voice/TDD)
URL: http://www.mdrs.state.ms.us/client/qualifications.html

Benefits, Planning, Assistance and Outreach (BPAO)
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
Division of Selected Social Security Services
M-PIC Unit
P. O. Box 1698
Jackson, MS 39215-1698
800 443-1000, ext. 5332 Voice
800 443-1000, ext. 5310 TTY
601-853-5354 FAX
Email: mpic@mdrs.state.ms.us
URL: http://www.mdrs.state.ms.us/client/counseling.html

"The Mississippi Partners for Informed Choice (M-PIC) program provides Benefits Planning, Assistance and Outreach (BPAO) services funded by the Social Security Administration (SSA) under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999. The purpose of M-PIC/BPAO is to enable all SSA beneficiaries with disabilities (including transition-to-work aged youth) to make informed choices about work."

MISSOURI

Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
3024 Dupont Circle
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0525
Phone: (573)751-3251
Toll Free: (877)222-8963
TTY: (573)751-0881
Fax: (573)751-1441
URL: http://vr.dese.mo.gov/

Missouri State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind (SRC)
Missouri Department of Social Services
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
P.O. Box 88
3418 Knipp
Jefferson City, MO 65103-0088
Phone: (573)751-4249
Toll Free: (800)592-6004
URL: http://www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/rsb/index.htm

Client Assistance Program
Missouri Protection & Advocacy Services (MO P&A)
925 South Country Club Drive
Jefferson City, MO. 65109
Phone: (573) 893-3333
Toll-free: (800) 392-8667
MO Relay (TDD): (800) 735-2966
URL: http://www.moadvocacy.org/textver.htm

MONTANA

Montana Vocational Rehabilitation
111 Sanders Suite 307
PO Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210
Phone: (406)444-2590
Toll Free: (877)296-1197
TTY: (406)444-2590
Fax: (406)444-3632
URL: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/dsd/mvr.shtml

Montana Center on Disabilities
College of Education and Human Services, Montana State University-Billings
1500 North 30th Street, Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 657-2312 (Voice/TTY) or (888) 866-3822
Fax: (406) 657-2313
E-mail: mcd@msu-b.edu
URL: http://www.msubillings.edu/mtcd/

"The Montana Center on Disabilities is a Montana State University-Billings affiliate dedicated to promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities of all ages and cultural backgrounds into their communities."

Montana University Affiliated Rural Institute on Disabilities
Tom Seekins, Ph.D., Director
Cary Griffin, Director of Training - cgriffin@selway.umt.edu
Nancy Arnold, Ph.D.
The Rural Institute, University of Montana, 52 Corbin Hall, Missoula, MT 59812
Voice/TT: (406) 243-5467 or (800) 732-0323
Fax: (406) 243-4730
E-mail: muarid@selway.umt.edu
URL: http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu/

"The Montana University Affiliated Rural Institute on Disabilities is guided by values of independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families."

Client Assistance Program (CAP)
Montana Advocacy Program
Phone: (406) 444-3889
Toll-free: (800) 245-4743
URL: http://www.mtadv.org/cap.htm

"The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federally funded program authorized under the amended Rehabilitation Act of 1973. CAP's goal is to identify, explain, and resolve any problems you may be having with your rehabilitation program as quickly as possible."

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402)471-0941
Toll Free: (877)637-3422
TTY: (402)471-6329
URL: http://www.vocrehab.state.ne.us

Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
4600 Valley Road, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68510-4844
Phone: (402) 471-2891
Toll free: (877) 809-2419
Fax: (402) 471-3009
URL: http://www.ncbvi.ne.gov/

Client Assistance Program (CAP)
301 Centennial Mall South
Box 94987
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Phone: (in Lincoln) (402) 471-3656 V/TT or (in Nebraska but outside Lincoln) Toll- free (800) 742-7594 V/TTY
URL: http://www.cap.state.ne.us/

"The Nebraska Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a free service to help you find solutions if you are having problems with Vocational Rehabilitation, Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Centers for
Independent Living, or Worknet programs."

NEVADA

Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
505 East King Street
Room 501
Carson City, NV 89701-3704
Phone: (775)684-4070
URL: http://detr.state.nv.us/rehab/reh_vorh.htm

Client Assistance Program
For more information call: (702) 486-6888
Outside Las Vegas call: (800) 633-9879
URL: http://detr.state.nv.us/rehab/reh_cap.htm

"The Client Assistance Program can provide information about the benefits
and services offered by the following:

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation
78 Regional Drive, Bldg 2
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603)271-3471
Toll Free: (800)299-1647
URL: http://www.ed.state.nh.us/education/doe/organization/adultlearning/VR/VR.htm

Client Assistance Program
The Governor’s Commission on Disability
57 Regional Drive, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: Voice (603) 271-4175 or (TTY) (603) 271-2774 (Voice/TTY)
Toll-free: (800) 852-3405

URL: http://www.state.nh.us/disability/caphomepage.html

"The Client Assistance Program can:

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
P.O. Box 398
Trenton, NJ 08625-0398
Phone: (609)292-5987
Toll Free: (866)871-7867
TTY: (609)292-2919
Fax: (609)292-8347
URL: http://www.state.nj.us/labor/dvrs/vrsindex.html

New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
153 Halsey Street
P.O. Box 47017
Newark, N.J. 07102
Phone: (973)648-2324
URL: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/

Self-Employment Initiative
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
School of Health Related Professions
Employment Institute
Phone: (800) 593-2434
URL: http://shrp.umdnj.edu/smi/employment_services/06_Self_Employment.htm

"The Self Employment Initiative assists people with psychiatric disabilities to connect with the resources they need to start their own businesses. The Initiative helps people find out how to develop a business plan, get financing, understand the impact on Social Security benefits and much more."

Client Assistance Program
NJ Protection and Advocacy, Inc.
210 South Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: (609) 292-9742 or (609) 633-7106 (TTY)
Toll-free: (800) 922-7233 (in NJ)
URL: http://www.njpanda.org/capprogram.htm

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
435-D Saint Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505)954-8500
Toll Free: (800)224-7005
TTY: (877)475-8226
Fax: (505)954-8556
URL: http://www.dvrgetsjobs.com/

State of New Mexico Commission for the Blind
2905 Rodeo Park Dr. E.
Bldg. 4, Suite 100
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-476-4479
Toll-free: 888-513-7968
URL: http://www.state.nm.us/cftb/

Client Assistance Program (CAP)
1720 Louisiana Boulevard NE
Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 256-3100 (in Albuquerque)
Toll-free: (800) 432-4682 (in NM)
URL: http://www.nmpanda.org/selfadv/cap/capman.html

"The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federally-funded program designed to assist DVR clients, applicants, and former clients with problems related to DVR Services."

NEW YORK

New York Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
One Commerce Plaza, Room 1624
Albany, NY 12234
Toll Free: (800)222-5627
URL: http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/

New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
40 North Pearl Street
Albany, New York 12243
Phone: (866) 871-3000
TDD: (866) 871-6000
URL: http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cbvh/

New York State Rehabilitation Association
155 Washington Avenue, Suite 410, Albany, New York 12210-2332
Phone: (518) 449-2976, TDD (518) 449-2993
Fax: (518) 426-4329
URL: http://www.nyrehab.org/

"NYSRA is a statewide not-for-profit organization with a growing membership of over 130 agencies providing employment and ongoing support services to people with disabilities. NYSRA is unique among provider associations, because all disabilities – physical, sensory, mental and circumstantial – are served by NYSRA member agencies."

Client Assistance Program (CAP)
(Includes a list of regional offices)
URL: http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/do/cap.htm

"The Client Assistance Program is a type of consumer protection agency for New Yorkers with disabilities who are applying for, or receiving services from VESID, the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH), ILCs, or any other federally funded vocational rehabilitation service agency."

The Supported Self-Employment Training Manual
NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
URL: http://www.ddpc.state.ny.us/publications/employment/employment_manual.doc

Benefits Planning Assistance & Outreach Agencies for New York State
URL: http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/tickettowork/who.htm

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
2801 Mail Service Center
Phone: (919)855-3500
Raleigh, NC 27699-2801
Fax: (919)733-7968
URL: http://dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us/

NC Division of Services for the Blind
2601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2601
Phone: (919) 733-9700
Fax: (919) 715-8771
TDD: (919) 733-9700
URL: http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dsb/

Client Assistance Program
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
2801 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC
Phone: (919) 733-6300
Toll-free: (800) 215-7227 (V/ TTY)
or through the Department of Health and Human Services Care-Line (800) 662-7030
URL: http://dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us/DVR/CAP/caphome.htm

"The Client Assistance Program helps people understand and use rehabilitation services. Established as part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, CAP:

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota Vocational Rehabilitation
117 1st Street East
Dickinson, ND 58601
Phone: (701)224-7600
Toll Free: (888)227-7525
Fax: (701)227-7618
URL: http://www.state.nd.us/humanservices/services/disabilities/vr/contact.html

North Dakota Client Assistance Program
1237 West Divide Ave., Suite 3
Bismarck, ND 58501-1208
Phone: (701) 328-8947 - Phone
(701) 328-8968 (TDD)
Toll-free: 800-207-6122 (in ND)
URL: http://www.state.nd.us/cap/

OHIO

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
400 E. Campus View Blvd., SW3C
Columbus, OH 43235-4604
Phone: (614)438-1200
Toll Free: (800)282-4536
TTY: (800)282-4536
Fax: (614)438-1257
URL: http://www.rsc.ohio.gov/

Enterprise Works, A Self-Employment Program
The Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
Bob Larkin, Director of Operations
88 East Broad Street
Suite 1770
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (800) 867-2997 voice
TTY users: please use the Ohio Relay Service: (800) 750-0750
Fax: (614) 459-9071
URL: http://www.rsc.ohio.gov/VR_Services/BSVI/enterpriseworks.asp

"Self-employment is one of many career options which people with disabilities can explore with guidance from their Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission vocational rehabilitation counselor. EnterpriseWorks, a statewide program offered through RSC, helps individuals decide if owning a business is right for them. It offers tools and classes for self-assessment, market analysis information, business plan development assistance, identification of financial options and business counseling."

Client Assistance Program / Ohio Legal Rights Service
8 E. Long Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-2999
Toll-free: (800) 282-9181 (in OH)
Operator will transfer to TTY if needed; (614) 466-7264; TTY (614) 728-2553
Fax: (614) 644-1888
URL: http://olrs.ohio.gov/asp/about_Programs.asp

"The Ohio Client Assistance Program (CAP) is a federally funded program which advocates for and protects the rights of individuals with disabilities who are seeking or receiving rehabilitation services. CAP is administered in Ohio through the Ohio Legal Rights Service (OLRS). CAP provides individual legal representation and non-legal individual and systemic advocacy, together with information and referral services, outreach, and education. CAP usually works through negotiation, but is authorized to pursue legal, administrative, and other appropriate remedies."

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
3535 N.W. 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73112-4815
Phone: (405)951-3400
Toll Free: (800)845-8476
Fax: (405)951-3529
URL: http://www.okrehab.org/

Disability Program Navigator for Oklahoma
URL: http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/Emp-Trng/disability-navigator.shtm

The Social Security Administration and the Department of Labor are jointly sponsoring Disability Program Navigators to better inform SSI and SSDI beneficiaries and other individuals with disabilities about work support programs now available at DOL-funded One-Stop Career Centers. The Disability Program Navigator will help people with disabilities “navigate” through the enormous challenges of seeking work. Complex rules surrounding entitlement programs, along with the fear of losing cash assistance and health benefits, can often discourage people with disabilities from working. The Navigator will assist the disabled consumer to access and navigate the complex provisions of various programs that impact their ability to gain, return to, or retain employment.

Client Assistance Program
Office of Handicapped Concerns
Phone: (405) 521-3756 V/TTY
Toll-free: (800) 522-8224 (in OK)
URL: http://www.state.ok.us/~ohc/cap.htm

"The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is authorized by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and administered through the Oklahoma Office of Handicapped Concerns, located at 2712 Villa Prom 73107 (Shepherd Mall)."

OREGON

State of Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Division
500 Summer St. NE, E87
Salem, OR 97301-1120
Phone: (503)945-5880
Toll Free: (877)277-0513
TTY: (503)945-5894
Fax: (503)947-5010
URL: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/vr/index.shtml

Oregon Commission for the Blind
Toll-free: (888) 202-5463
URL: http://www.cfb.state.or.us/

Client Assistance Program
Disabilities Commission, Oregon
Oregon Advocacy Center
620 SW Fifth Avenue
5th Floor
Portland, OR 97204-1428
Toll-free: (800) 452-1694
(800) 556-5351 (TTY)
Fax: (503) 243-1738
URL: http://www.state.or.us/agencies.ns/40500/00020/

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Uptown Plaza Office Building
2971-B North Seventh Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717)787-7834
Toll Free: (800)442-6352
TTY: (717)787-4013
Fax: (717)783-7245
URL: http://www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/cwp/view.asp?a=128&Q=168255

Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS)
URL: http://www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/cwp/view.asp?a=128&Q=190368

Pennsylvania Client Assistance Program
URL: http://www.equalemployment.org/

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services
Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401)421-7005
TTY: (401)421-7016
Fax: (401)222-3574
URL: http://www.ors.state.ri.us

Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Business Enterprise Program
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 421-7005
TDD: (401) 421-7016
Spanish: (401) 272-8090
Fax: (401) 222-3574
URL: http://www.ors.state.ri.us/SBVI.htm

"The Business Enterprises Program of ORS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers training and employment for qualified persons who are legally blind."

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
1410 Boston Avenue
P.O. Box 15
West Columbia, SC 29171-0015
Toll Free: (800)832-7526
TTY: (803)896-6532
Fax: (803)896-6525
URL: http://www.scvrd.net/

South Carolina Commission for the Blind
P. O. Box 79, 1430 Confederate Avenue
Columbia, S.C. 29202
Phone: (800) 922-2222
Fax: (803) 898-8800
E-mail: publicinfo@sccb.state.sc.us
URL: http://www.sccb.state.sc.us/

The South Carolina Telework Loan Program
c/o Roy Hewett
1410 Boston Ave., P.O. Box 15
West Columbia, SC 29171-0015
Phone: (803) 896-5978 in the Columbia, SC area
Toll-free: (866) 247-8354
URL: http://www.scvrd.net/teleworkinfo.htm

"This program offers loan guarantees and interest rate subsidies to qualifying South Carolinians with disabilities, their families and authorized representatives to obtain equipment for telework. "Telework" is defined as paid employment that is regularly performed at a location other than the employer's customary office or place of business, including the worker's home or a telework center or paid self-employment where a significant share of the work is done from the applicant's home."

Client Assistance Program
205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: (803) 734-0285 (Voice)
(803) 734-1147 (TTY)
Fax: (803) 734-0546
In South Carolina: (800) 868-0040
URL: http://www.govoepp.state.sc.us/cap/

"The Client Assistance Program can help solve problems with rehabilitation services for clients of Vocational Rehabilitation, Commission for the blind, and the Independent Living Council. CAP serves as an advocate for customers and works to ensure quality services for those customers. CAP helps clients understand rules, regulations, and procedures, resolves problems, and protects customer rights through the rehabilitation process."

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Division of Rehabilitation Services
Hillsview Plaza
3800 E. Hwy 34
% 500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Phone: (605)773-3195
Fax: (605)773-5483
URS: http://www.state.sd.us/dhs/drs/index.htm

Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired
URL: http://www.state.sd.us/dhs/sbvi/

Client Assistance Program
South Dakota Advocacy Services
221 South Central Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605)224-8294 (V/TTY)
Toll-free: 800-658-4782 (V/TTY)
Fax: (605)224-5125
URL: http://www.sdadvocacy.com/

TENNESSEE

Tennessee Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Citizens Plaza State Office Building
15th Floor, 400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37248-0060
Phone: (615)313-4714
TTY: (615)313-4714
Fax: (615)741-4165
URL: http://www.state.tn.us/humanserv/VRServices.html

The Client Assistance Program of Tennessee
PO Box 12157, Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: (800) 342-1660
TTY: (615) 298-2471
Fax: (615) 298-2046
URL: http://www.state.tn.us/humanserv/VRServices.html#CAP

TEXAS

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services - Division for Rehabilitation Services
4900 N. Lamar Blvd
3rd floor
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: (512)377-0800
Toll Free: (800)628-5115
URL: http://www.dars.state.tx.us/drs/index.shtml

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services - Division for Blind Services
4800 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
Phone: (512)377-0603
Toll Free: (800)628-5115
URL: http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dbs/index.shtml

Client Assistance Program (CAP)
Advocacy, Inc.
7800 Shoal Creek Blvd. #171-E
Austin, TX 78757-1024
Phone: (512) 454-4816 (V/TDD)
Toll-free: (800) 252-9108 (V/TDD)
Fax: (512) 323-0902
URL: http://www.advocacyinc.org/

"CAP assists people who are getting or trying to get services from the Texas Rehabilitation Commission or the Commission for the Blind or the Independent Living Centers that receive federal funds. CAP is located at Advocacy, Inc., a private, non-profit organization, that is not part of any state agency."

UTAH

Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
Phone: (801)538-7530
Toll Free: (800)473-7530
TTY: (801)538-7530
Fax: (801)538-7522
URL: http://www.usor.utah.gov/

"This site provides information on services from the vocational rehabilitation program, services to the deaf and hard of hearing, the blind and visually impaired, and other programs and services under the Office of Rehabilitation, and Choose to Work."

Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Administration Office
250 North 1950 West, Suite B
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116-7902
Phone: (801) 323-4343
Toll-free: (800) 284-1823
TDD: (801) 323-4395
Fax: (801) 323-4396
URL: http://www.usor.utah.gov/dsbvi.htm

"Assists individuals who are blind or visually impaired to obtain employment or increase their independence."

VERMONT

Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
103 South Main Street
Osgood II Building
Waterbury, VT 05671-2303
Toll Free: (866)879-6757
URL: http://www.vocrehabvermont.org/

Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
URL:http://www.dad.state.vt.us/dbvi/

Client Assistance Program
264 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (800) 747-5022
Fax: (802) 863-2881
or
57 North Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701
Phone: (800) 769-7459
Fax: (802) 755-0021
URL: http://www.dad.state.vt.us/dbvi/CAP.htm

VIRGINIA

Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
P.O. Box K-300
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Richmond, VA 23288-0300
Phone: (804)662-7000
Toll Free: (800) 552-5019
TTY: (800) 552-5019
Fax: (804) 662-9531
URL: http://www.vadrs.org/

Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
397 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23227-3623
Toll Free: (800) 622-2155 (in VA)
Phone: (804) 371-3140 (Voice/TTY)
Phone: (804) 371-3140
URL: http://www.vdbvi.org

Client Assistance Program
Virginia Office of Protection and Advocacy
1910 Byrd Avenue, Suite 5
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 225-2042 (Voice/TTY)
Toll-free: (800) 552-3962 (Voice/TTY) (in Virginia)
Fax: 804-662-7057
URL: http://www.vopa.state.va.us/Programs%20and%20Goals/Programs.htm

WASHINGTON

Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 45345
Olympia, WA 98504-5345
Phone: Direct: (360) 438-7800
Toll Free: (800) 637-5627
Fax: (360) 438-8954
URL: http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/

Washington State Department of Services for the Blind
1400 South Evergreen Park Drive, SW, Suite 100
P.O. Box 40933
Olympia, WA 98504-0933
Phone: (206) 721-4056 or (360) 586-1224
Toll-free: (800) 552-7103
TDD: (206) 721-4056
Fax: (360) 586-7627
URL: http://www.dsb.wa.gov/

"The Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) provides a variety of programs to blind and visually impaired persons of all ages. People whose vision is not correctable by ordinary eye care are likely candidates for services."

Client Assistance Program
Washington Assistive Technology Alliance (WATA)
Toll Free: 800-544-2121 (Voice/TTY)
URL: http://wata.org/resource/legal/agencies/cap.htm

"Provides information and advocacy for persons seeking services from the Department of Services for the Blind and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Approximately 25 percent of their cases involve assistive technology issues."

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
Barron Drive
P.O. Box 1004
Institute, WV 25112
Phone: (304)766-4600
URL: http://www.wvdrs.org/

Client Assistance Program
West Virginia Advocates
Litton Building, 4th Floor, 1207 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 346-0867
Toll-free:(800) 950-5250 (in WV)
URL: http://www.wvadvocates.org/

Center of Excellence in Disabilities
Medicaid Work Incentive Network (M-WIN)
For More Information Contact:
In Morgantown:
Jack Stewart, Program Manager or Sally Burchfiel, Senior Program Specialist
Phone: (304) 293-4692
In Charleston:
Angela Vaught, Program Specialist
Phone: (304) 720-3200
URL: http://www.cedwvu.org/programs/mwin/

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
201 East Washington Avenue
PO Box 7852
Madison, WI 53707-7852
Phone: (608)261-0050
Toll Free: (800)442-3477
TTY: (888)877-5939
Fax: (608)266-1133
URL: http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/dvr

Business Enterprise Services and Training (BEST) Program (PDF file)
Jean Rogers
Phone: (608) 243-5618
E-mail: rogerje@dwd.state.wi.us
URL: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/publications/dvr/pdf/DVR-10526-P.pdf

Client Assistance Program (CAP)
Department of Workforce Development
2811 Agriculture Drive,
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
Phone: (800)362-1290
URL: http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/dvr/cap.htm

WYOMING

Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
1110 Herschler Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307)777-7389
URL: http://wyomingworkforce.org/how/vr.aspx

Business Enterprise Program
URL: http://wyomingworkforce.org/how/vr_bep.aspx

"Vocational Rehabilitation collaborates in self-employment for clients. In Wyoming, the Business Enterprise Program (BEP) assists clients in researching opportunities for self-employment and business planning. BEP funds come from a portion of the sales from vending machines located in State buildings."

U.S. TERRITORIES

American Samoa Client Assistance Program and Protection & Advocacy
Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Director
Department of Human Resources
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
American Samoa Government
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Phone: 011 (684) 699-1371 or 1372 or 1373

Republic of Palau
Jeffry Olegeriil, Coordinator
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Republic of Palau
P.O. Box 6027
Koror, Palau 96940
Phone: (680) 488-2813
Fax: (680) 488-1211
E-mail: palauvr@belau.com

Puerto Rico
Jose R. Santana, EdD, Admin.
Administration for Vocational Rehabilitation
Dept. of the Family
P.O. Box 191118, Hato Rey, PR 00919
Phone: (787) 728-6550
Fax: (787) 728-8070