The DVR State Plan 2016-2020

The DVR State Plan describes our goals, priorities, partnerships, services, and activities. Our State Plan was approved by the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration and the Secretaries of Education and Labor, effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2020.

Our State Plan is a living document, as we strive to continuously improve our services to Washingtonians living with disabilities.

With the passing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), our State Plan is now part of Washington’s Combined State Plan for workforce development, Talent and Prosperity for All. The Combined State Plan is available online by visiting the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.

WIOA and Washington’s Combined State Plan are designed to help individuals with disabilities access the employment, education, training, and support services necessary to achieve success in the workforce.  In addition, WIOA and our State Plan target enhanced business engagement, connecting businesses with skilled workers to close skill gaps in key industry sectors throughout the state.

DVR and the Washington State Rehabilitation Council worked closely with our customers, stakeholders, workforce development partners, and Washington’s business community to develop our State Plan.

We would like to recognize everyone who participated in our statewide public forums and planning teams; thank you for sharing your perspectives and expertise. Together, we are building a more diverse, accessible, and prosperous Washington

Please click on the link below to access our State Plan.

DVR State Plan 2016 - 2020 (pdf)


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Please note: This version of the DVR State Plan has been reformatted to improve accessibility, readability, and navigation. However, all content officially approved by the Rehabilitation Services Administration and the Departments of Education and Labor remain, in full, in this reformatted version