Vocational Rehabilitation



Programs and Other Information

  • DOR Office Locations - Find the DOR office nearest you.

  • Mental Health Cooperative Programs (RTF) - These programs assist County Mental Health consumers to find, get, and keep meaningful community employment.

  • Independent Living Information - The Independent Living Section of the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is one part of California's Independent Living Network. The network is dedicated to the idea that communities become fully accessible and integrated so that all persons with disabilities can live, work, shop and play where they choose, without barriers. DOR administers the program in California and provides technical assistance and financial support for the independent living centers.

  • Limited Examination and Appointment Program - an alternate examination and appointment process designed to facilitate the recruitment and hiring of persons with disabilities for State Jobs.

  • Publications and Forms - Several DOR forms and publications are available via the internet. DOR English forms and publications are also available in alternative formats. Information on ordering these and other items not available online is included.

  • Specialized Services - Including Blind Field Services, the Business Enterprises Program, California Vendors Policy Committee, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, the Older Individuals who are Blind Program, and the Orientation Center for the Blind.

  • Supported Employment Program and Vocational Rehabilitation/Work Activity Program - The Supported Employment Program provides activities and services, including ongoing support services, needed to support and maintain an individual with a most significant disability in an integrated employment setting for the term of employment.

  • Social Security Work Incentives and the Ticket to Work Program Social Security Administration (SSA) has several work incentives programs available to support beneficiaries of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in their work efforts.

  • Transition Partnership Program (RTF) - The Transition Partnership Program builds partnerships between local education agencies and the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) for the purposes of successfully transitioning high school students with disabilities into meaningful employment and/or post-secondary education.