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  • Our support doesn’t end with a plan. We work with you, businesses and educational organizations to ensure you have the skills, training, knowledge and assistive equipment you need to succeed.
  • VR Nevada will help you understand if work will impact your benefits.

Who is eligible for vocational rehabilitation services?

  • You may be eligible if you have any type of disability or impairment that makes it difficult or prevents you from getting or keeping a job. Different kinds of disability types that our clients have include physical disabilities, intellectual or developmental disabilities, and mental health disabilities.
  • Additionally, if you believe you might have a disability that is creating challenges obtaining or maintaining employment but have never been given a diagnosis, VR can assist in getting you an assessment by a medical professional.


VR provides a wide range of services, tailored to each individual’s needs and goals. Examples of services we offer include but are not limited to:

  • Assessments that help evaluate your strengths, capabilities, skills and interests.
  • A counselor who will guide you through your journey to employment and be a support as well as be able to answer any questions you might have about VR, the process, or the opportunities available to you.
  • Independent living services to help you learn new skills and address any challenges or barriers you might have in areas such as money management, using public transportation, self-advocacy and self-care.
  • Assistive technology, including mobility, hearing and visual aids as well as specialized computer software. Your counselor will help you explore how technology can help you succeed at a job.
  • Job training to help you gain the work skills you need to get your first job, move on to a better job, or retain a job you have already obtained. Job training services are designed for each individual to help you achieve your unique goals.
  • Assistance with completing job application forms, resume-writing, practicing interview skills, identifying job leads, keeping your new job, and getting the disability accommodations you need.


Complete this online form or call us at 775-823-8100 (Northern Nevada office) or 702-486-5230 (Southern Nevada office) to get the process started. We will set up an orientation meeting with our staff so that you may learn about how the program works, ask questions, and decide if you want to apply for services.


  • We will assign a counselor to meet with you and learn about you, your disability, your goals, what challenges you are experiencing or have experienced in the past with employment, and how we can work together to design a plan that helps you find and maintain employment. We will work with you to obtain any medical records or evaluations needed to ensure you qualify for services.
  • Once you qualify for VR services, you and your counselor will decide on a job goal that matches your talents, abilities and interests. Together, you and your counselor will decide what services you need to get a job.
  • From there, you will work with your counselor to design an Individualized Plan for Employment, or IPE. The IPE describes the steps you will take and the services you will receive to meet your employment goals. After your counselor signs to the plan, VR Nevada will provide you the services and supports you will need to complete all of the steps in your IPE. As the client, you will be asked to return any paperwork needed during the process, attend meetings with your counselor and/or service provider, and stay in touch with your counselor as you move through the process.
  • The next step is searching and applying for jobs, which your counselor will also help you with. Once you get a job, VR Nevada will provide any additional training and assistive equipment you may need. Your counselor will continue to work with you and your employer, providing support and resources, for at least three months to ensure things are working out for both you and your employer.
  • If you encounter any problems or issues along the way, including not understanding what comes next in the process, or feeling like you and your counselor or your service provider are a good fit, let us know! We will take the steps needed to make sure you are satisfied with our services and your progress.



  • VR Nevada is here as a partner on your path to employment, and it is our goal to see every person with a disability living a meaningful, full life, working as much or as little as they want, at a job they enjoy. Whether you need just a little support, or a lot of support, or you are not sure where to begin but you think VR might be able to help, call us or email us today to get started!



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Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Nevada supports adults and students with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, keep and advance in meaningful employment through a range of services based on their employment goals. Our agency also provides FREE professional consultation services to connect employers with people with disabilities who can help drive business success.


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It’s Not Just A Job

It’s Independence And Purpose

Employment can help individuals with disabilities lead productive and more independent lives. We provide individualized coaching, counseling and employment plans for Nevadans with disabilities based on their strengths, interests and capabilities. We also offer guidance to teachers and families, as well as individualized support for students as they transition from high school and college to becoming independent adults.

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Work Skills & Readiness

Personalized skills development for individuals with disabilities. Internship and apprenticeship programs. On-the-job training, work shadowing and technical assistance.

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Recruiting Support

Meet with employers to determine business needs. Refer prescreened, qualified candidates. Provide access to tax and other credits, deductions, and on-the-job training funds.

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Student Services

Helping young people make the transition from high school and college to employment. A team approach with school staff, VR counselors, parents and students.

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Long-Term Follow-Up

Comprehensive follow-up services to ensure employer satisfaction and employee confidence. 90-day follow-along support to businesses and employees.

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VR Nevada Makes It Easy To Recruit and Retain Employees With Disabilities

We’ll meet with you to determine your specific recruitment requirements and then will refer pre-screened, qualified job candidates matching those requirements. Our assistance to your company includes work-readiness skills development, customized on-the-job training strategies, guidance and technical assistance, and assessments of the need for assistive technology. We provide quality support throughout the recruiting process, as well as comprehensive follow-up services. Businesses that hire people with disabilities are eligible for tax and other credits, tax deductions, and work opportunity credits, and VR Nevada can help your company access these incentives. We also offer education and training on disability issues and workplace accessibility for your company’s management and employees.

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National studies show that people with disabilities make excellent employees. They provide qualities that employers seek, including adaptability and resourcefulness. Disability is also diversity, and therefore a component of workplace equity and inclusion.

But not all employers know how to effectively recruit and retain such individuals.

VR Nevada, a division of the Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation, makes it simple. We connect employers with reliable and qualified employees who can help drive business success.

We provide one-on-one counseling and customized employment plans to help Nevadans realize their employment goals.

Latest News

Meet the Team: Joie L. B.

Meet the Team: Joie L. B.

1. How long have you been with Vocational Rehabilitation?
5 Months (6 months as of May 28th)

2. What is your title?
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor III

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Meet the Team: Jennifer F.

Meet the Team: Jennifer F.

1. How long have you been with Vocational Rehabilitation?
Almost six years. (Five years and ten months)

2. What is your title?
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor III

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Meet the Team: Charles C.

Meet the Team: Charles C.

1. How long have you been with Vocational Rehabilitation?
Six Months, but I started working with Vocational Rehab. 7 years ago with my Mental Health Clients.

2. What is your title?

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Latest News

Meet the Team: Joie L. B.

Meet the Team: Joie L. B.

1. How long have you been with Vocational Rehabilitation?
5 Months (6 months as of May 28th)

2. What is your title?
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor III

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client testimonials

“VR helped me gain confidence as a person with disabilities, to get out & build myself up so I can be self supportive”


“VR Nevada felt like a very compassionate space to get assistance. It’s so nice to have that touchstone of support.”


“I tell my coworkers, if you would have known me two years ago, I was a completely different person. VR made me set goals.”


“There are people at Vocational Rehabilitation that care, it’s just the little things that they say along the way that help you get through.”



“It is the collaborative effort that paves the path to overwhelming success.
Simply, we are just better together.”

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