Vocational Rehabilitation

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas partners locally with Texas Workforce Commission’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services to serve individuals with disabilities. VR staff work with customers to understand their needs and provide customized services. There is no fee for services or assistance.

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VR staff are conveniently located in the same facilities as our Workforce Solutions offices in Abilene (500 Chestnut, 10th floor) and Brownwood (2202 Highway 377 S) and can be reached by phone at 325-795-4200.

Individuals with a physical, mental, or cognitive impairment or disability that makes employment hard, may be eligible for services to help prepare for, obtain, maintain or advance in employment or post-secondary education. Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services assists individuals with any disability in partnership with Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas.

Employers seeking to hire qualified candidates with disabilities, are also encouraged to ask for a Vocational Rehabilitation Business Relations Coordinator in the area to help with candidate referrals, accommodation, or technical assistance related to hiring individuals with disabilities.

COVID-19 Update

Information on continuation during pandemic of Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services to individuals with disabilities:

  • Individuals needing employment assistance, including those with disabilities, can contact our office, where employment specialists will coordinate referrals or services with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) staff.
  • Individuals may reach out to VR directly for assistance, and may use the directory found here to find the office closest to them. An email address is also available for customers who would like assistance connecting to the right office: vr.office.locator@twc.state.tx.us

During the COVID-19 pandemic, VR staff are available remotely to assist customers. Here is a one page message to customers on this. A Message to Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services Customers