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Vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities

ACCES-VR by New York State Education Department (NYSED)

Services Provided Career services, College enrollment, prep, and completion, High School diploma and HSE/GED prep

Eligibility Person with a disability

Schedule No fixed amount of time, Schedule varies

Disability Accommodation Disability Accommodation

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 07, 2024

ACCES-VR helps people with disabilities achieve and maintain employment through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.

ACCES-VR helps people with disabilities age 14 and older get educational or job help. This might include job development, placement, and job coaching.

Who it's for Who it's for

To apply or be referred for ACCES-VR services, you must be:

  • have a disability that interferes with getting, keeping, or advancing in a job, and
  • live in New York State
  • Available to participate in the vocational rehabilitation process
  • at least 14 years old
  • able to work in the U.S.
    • Note: If you’re not a U.S. Citizen, you must provide proof from the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services that you’re allowed to work in the United States.

If you provide proof that you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you are presumed eligible for vocational rehabilitation services.

Disability Accommodation Disability Accommodation

Accommodations include:

  • Special transportation accommodation
  • Rehabilitation technology
  • Occupational tools and equipment
  • Medical care for acute conditions arising during the program
  • Modifications to homes, vehicles and worksites

Next Steps

Visit the ACCES-VR website to see next steps to apply.