The VR Services Manual:
- helps ensure VR customers receive quality services to assist them in achieving successful competitive integrated employment outcomes as a result of their participation in vocational rehabilitation services;
- helps to ensure taxpayer funds are spent wisely and each purchase paid for with public funds represents full value to the taxpayer; and
- provides published policies and procedures for maintaining compliance with federal and state laws, statutes, and rules or regulations.
The latest update to this manual is reflected in the chapters below. Any printed versions may not contain the latest policy changes.
Notes on the Manual
On October 1, 2017, Texas Workforce Commission’s Blind Services Division and Rehabilitation Services Division combined to create a single designated state unit (DSU) to administer the vocational rehabilitation program for Texans with disabilities.
The combined Vocational Rehabilitation Services Manual (VRSM) was initially published on October 1, 2017. The latest update to this manual is reflected in the chapters below.
Please note that VRSM includes links to information that is intended to provide additional decision-making supports to VR staff. Some of this information may not be available to individuals who are accessing the VRSM outside of TWC's firewall. Copies of materials that cannot be accessed directly through links can be made available upon request.
Substantive revisions to the content are noted in the VRSM List of Revisions. Any printed versions may not contain the latest policy changes.
If you have any questions about VRSM content, please contact the TWC Vocational Rehabilitation Division Policy Team at state office by sending an email message to email@example.com.
C-100: Counseling and Guidance
C-200: Technology Services
C-300: Communication Services
C-400: Training Services
C-500: Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center
C-600: Orientation and Mobility Services
C-700: Medical Services and Equipment
C-800: Neurodevelopmental and Psychological Services
C-900: Intensive Work Preparation and Life Skills Training
C-1000: Employment Services
C-1100: Self-Employment Services
C-1200: Supported Employment Services
C-1300: Transition Services for Students and Youth with Disabilities
C-1400: Supportive Goods and Services
C-1500: Business Enterprises of Texas
Note: This document contains all chapters of the VRSM. It is a large file and may take a long time to download. When possible, refer to individual chapters of this manual, which are smaller and easier to download.