When can my child start working with DVR?

To help students and youth with disabilities gain an early start at job exploration, DVR services ideally begin before a student or youth graduates from school, and continue until competitive employment is obtained after graduation.

Typically, DVR counselors begin to work with secondary students and youth who are between the ages of 16-21, although students as young as age 14 can begin work with DVR if they have a school plan that focuses on post-secondary transition, and they need individualized services as a result of their barriers to employment. Students and youth must be ready and available to actively engage in DVR services.

DVR has vocational rehabilitation counselors assigned to each high school in the state. You can find the counselor assigned to your child’s school at the Find a School Transition Counselor