We have a variety of programs and services to help you find, obtain and keep a job!
We help people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, advance in, and maintain employment by providing a range of services based on your individual employment needs and goals. Our Rehabilitation Counselors will work closely with you to determine an employment goal and identify and arrange for the services that will be needed to achieve this goal.
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a trusted partner in helping our job seekers find meaningful employment. We constantly work to build relationships with employers so you can compete for employment opportunities and obtain jobs that leads to a career path and self-sufficiency.
Learn about our programs below.
Blind and Low Vision Services
We provide specific services for people who are blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind.
- Services may include
Counseling and guidance
Training services (vocational, academic, personal, job-seeking, and on-the-job training)
Assistive technology devices and assistive technology services
Rehabilitation engineering services
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Many of our Counselors are fluent in American Sign Language, and are in offices throughout Colorado. Their knowledge of deafness and their ability to facilitate effective, culturally-sensitive communication is vital to the collaborative and highly interactive vocational rehabilitation process.
Supported employment is provided to those individuals with a most significant disability who have never worked or who have a history of difficulty maintaining work.
- Services may include
Individual Placement and Supports
Job Placement and Development
Subminimum Wage Transition
Everyone who wants to work can work, and we only support real work for real pay. This means we would like to support you with your employment goals to earn at least minimum wage, work with other employees with and without disabilities, and have opportunities for advancement in your job just like everyone else.
We offer support for individuals who are interested in being entrepreneurs and disability related services to those who are already self-employed.
Help Applying for Disability Benefits
Did you know that it is possible to work and receive social security disability benefits at the same time? Centers for Independent Living can assist with this process and we can help connect you directly.
Youth and Transition Services
We work with students and youth with disabilities, aged 15-25, who are transitioning from high school to post-secondary education and employment. Because every service we provide is individualized, we will customize youth transition plan to meet your own specific needs.