Office of Rehabilitation Services ( ORS)

Organization Name: State of Rhode Island, Department of Human Services
Address: 40 Fountain Street
RI 02903
Phone: 401-421-7005
TDD: 401-421-7016
Eligibility: To be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services, you must - 1) have a physical, intellectual or emotional impairment which is a substantial barrier to employment, and 2) require vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for, secure, retain, or regain employment, and 3) be able to benefit from vocational rehabilitation services in terms of an employment outcome. [http://www.ors.ri.gov/VR.html]
Services Provided: Transition services http://www.ors.ri.gov/Transition.html are activities and supports designed to help the student to identify his/her interests and strengths so that they can work on the skills needed to be successful in employment and adult living.
Provider Profiles: The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program is the public state and federally funded program that assists individuals with disabilities to choose, prepare for, obtain and maintain employment.
ORS Counselors provide technical assistance, consultation, information and referral services to school systems and work in close partnership with the 5 Regional Transition Centers, netWORKri and other agencies to improve transition planning.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/31/2018