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Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS)

What is TWS-VRS?

Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS) provides services for people with disabilities to help prepare, obtain, retain, or advance in competitive, integrated employment. 

You may be eligible for VR services if you:

  • Have a disability, which results in substantial barriers to employment

  • Require services to prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment

  • Are able to obtain, retain or advance in employment as a result of services

If you need information about People with Disabilities, click here.

For information about Students with Disabilities, click here.


How do I apply?

Apply for VR services at a Workforce Solutions office near you!
Find a Vocational Rehabilitation Office: https://twc.texas.gov/offices/vr-general-services.html.

If you need help locating an office in your area, send an email to vr.office.locator@twc.state.tx.us or call (512) 936-6400.  

We are open for business with our staff working remotely.


How are VR services provided?

VR services meet the needs of each individual participant. Services support the development of knowledge, skills, abilities, resources, and behaviors needed to reach an employment goal.

We help you gain skills for a career, prepare for a job, or provide you with the accommodation you need to stay employed. VR helps people with disabilities increase productivity and independence.


What kinds of services are available?

TWS-VRS bridge the gap between you and meaningful employment.

Services include:

  • Vocational counseling and guidance
  • Referrals for hearing, visual and other examinations
  • Assistance with medical appointments and treatment
  • Rehabilitation devices, including hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial limbs/braces
  • Therapy to address a disability  
  • Medical, psychological and vocational assessments
  • Assistance with college education or trade certification
  • On-the-job training and supported employment
  • See the complete list of TWS Vocational Rehabilitation Services here.

Youth and Student Services/Pre-Employment Transition Services include:

  • Vocational counseling, including counseling in job exploration and post-secondary training opportunities

  • Work-based learning experiences, including internships and on-the-job training 

  • Transportation assistance to and from your job, including travel vouchers and vehicle modifications

  • Follow-up and supported employment services to help you maintain employment

  • Other services are also available including referrals to other partners, state, federal and community agencies and organizations


Find a Vocational Rehabilitation Office: https://twc.texas.gov/offices/vr-general-services.html.

To find a VRS office near you, send an email to vr.office.locator@twc.state.tx.us or call (512) 936-6400.  

We are open for business with our staff working remotely.