What does DOR do? - How does DOR help? Descriptions and links to specific service information.
Are You Eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services? - Basic eligibility and application information.
Consumer Information Handbook - The Roles and Responsibilities of the Department of Rehabilitation and You
Vocational Rehabilitation Services Application - Ready to apply, or need to return to DOR? Submit a new application. Try the Online version.
What Happens Next: Details on Service Eligibility - Information on the assessment process, severity of disability and the status of waiting lists.
Frequently Asked Questions - Have questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions.
Resolving Disputes - Do you need help with your current DOR case?
Programs and Other Information
DOR Office Locations - Find the DOR office nearest you.
Disability Access and Rights in California - Information on disability access in California for both citizens and businesses.
Disability and Rehabilitation Resources - Disability and Rehabilitation Information.
Employment Resources - Resources to assist you in getting employment.
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.
Ticket to Work Program in California - The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act was signed into law by President Clinton to assist and encourage recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to prepare for and enter into employment.
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.