Vocational Rehabilitation - Davidson Co.*
88 Hermitage Ave
Nashville, TN 37210
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal and state-funded program providing services to help individuals with disabilities enter or return to employment. It is designed to assist individuals of work age with physical and/or mental disabilities compete successfully with others in earning a livelihood.
Call to connect with a counselor to open a case file. Once approved, they will test for aptitude, abilities, and preferences, and you and your counselor will work on finding the right placement and receiving the necessary training to succeed. Once a position has been secured, VR will provide a job coach for 90 days (or more, if needed) to insure a smooth transition.
* As of July 1, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services can now provide financial support for VR-eligible students who attend one of TN's 4 post-secondary education programs for students with intellectual disabilities.
These programs are another option to assist students in the transition from school to work. For this pilot year, the amount that VR will authorize per semester is $2,400.
Great booklet on how to get a head start with Voc. Rehab: http://gadd.kc.vanderbilt.edu/tennesseeworks/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Getting-a-Head-Start-with-Vocational-Rehabilitation-10-21-10-FINAL.pdf