If you have a physical, mental, or cognitive impairment or disability that makes employment difficult for you, the Texas Workforce Solutions – Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas may be able to assist in the areas of preparing, finding, maintaining or advancing in your career.
If you have one or more of the following [diagnosed or not] you may qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation services:
Behavioral and mental health conditions
Hearing impairments, including deafness
Alcoholism or drug addiction
Intellectual, learning and developmental disabilities
Physical disabilities, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, back injury, paralysis and impaired movement
Vocational Rehabilitation Services:
Vocational counseling and guidance
Referrals for hearing, visual and other examinations
Assistance with medical appointments and treatment
Rehabilitation devices, including hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial limbs and braces
Therapy to address a disability, including occupational or speech therapy and applied behavioral analysis
Physical restoration services
Medical, psychological and vocational assessments
Assistance with college education or trade certification
Training in workplace and employer expectations
Vocational adjustment training
Rehabilitation Teachers Services to help you learn Braille, orientation & mobility, and home and health management skills if you are blind or have a visual impairment
Applicants must meet eligibility requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
If you are an employer seeking to hire qualified candidates with disabilities, we also encourage you to ask for a Vocational Rehabilitation Business Relations Coordinator in your area to help with candidate referrals, accommodation, or technical assistance related to hiring individuals with disabilities.
We’re in this together! Your local Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) teams are committed to the continuation of services to help you reach your employment goals.
Your health and safety are our top priority!
While we aren’t able to meet in person, VR counselors, VR teachers, rehabilitation assistants and Independent Living staff are available to you by phone, email or teleconference where possible.
*(Please see A Message to Vocational Rehabilitation Services Customers below.)
Call 512-936-6400 to connect with a local VR staff member or you may contact your closest Workforce/VR office listed below.
Individuals needing employment assistance, including those with disabilities, may be directed to a Workforce Employment Specialist who will coordinate referrals or services with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) staff.
Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas/VR – Lufkin 210 N. John Redditt Drive Lufkin, TX 75901 936-639-1351
Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas/VR – Nacogdoches 235 N. University Dr., Suite D Nacogdoches, TX 75961 936-560-1441
Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas/VR – Livingston 1241 W. Church St., Ste. 300 Livingston, TX 77351 936-327-5421
Workforce Solutions Deep East/VR - Crockett 1046 S. 4th Street Crockett, TX 75835 936-546-7960
A Message to Vocational Rehabilitation Services Customers
As we work together with our Texas Workforce Solutions partners to address the serious health and safety implications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to know that the Texas Workforce Commission’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program is committed to continuing to serve our customers.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services is Here to Serve You
The health and safety of our customers, providers, staff and communities is our top priority, so we are implementing measures to ensure that we fully cooperate with the guidance on mitigation strategies, including social distancing, issued by federal, state and local authorities.
Vocational Rehabilitation staff and providers are practicing CDC guidelines regarding hand washing, good respiratory etiquette, cleaning surfaces, and social distancing. Social distancing means that staff are refraining from physical contact (such as hand shaking) with each other and customers and maintaining at least six feet between themselves and the nearest person. Gatherings of 10 or more people are limited at this time, including some of our group training activities for students. The good news is that we have developed virtual options for many of our group activities. Our goal is to keep your services moving forward!
Office closures: Some of our offices, including those where we are co-located in a Texas Workforce Solutions Office, are closed for in-person access by the public. Others are limiting the hours in which they are open for public access or are open by appointment only. In all locations, we are available to serve you remotely, using phone, email and interactive platforms. We can take your application and determine your eligibility for services, work with you to develop an individualized plan for employment and connect you to the services you need to achieve your employment goal.
Please call first before visiting an office. We remain committed to being available to you through email and telephone to maintain continuity of your VR services.
Contact us by phone or email to see if we can serve your needs remotely rather than coming into our offices. Access the directory of Vocational Rehabilitation offices here
or the directory of Workforce Board offices here
or contact your VR Counselor.
If you do need to come into the office, please contact us first if possible and know that we are implementing social distancing in all customer in-person interactions.
If you have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19; or
If you have concerns that you may have been in contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or;
If you have been feeling unwell, we ask that you please work with us remotely by calling or emailing your local office or VR Counselor for services.
VR staff who visit customers in their homes, such as Vocational Rehabilitation Teachers and staff who work in the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Program, have implemented strategies to assist customers in a safe manner, without entering the customer’s home.
TWC has developed a webpage with resources and information on actions taken by the commission in response to COVID-19. This page will be continuously updated with answers to questions about operating your business during this time. Please visit our page for employers or workers/job seekers.
In an effort to provide you information as quickly as possible, we are developing an email list around COVID 19. Please sign up to receive Govdelivery emails here for future updates.
Texas Workforce Solutions - Vocational Rehabilitation Services
101 East 15th Street Austin, Texas 78778-0001
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
The Texas Workforce Commission accepts calls made through any relay service provider.
Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. If you wish to file a complaint, you may contact: Lauren Phipps, EO Officer, 936-639-8898. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For hearing impaired 1-800-735-2988 English (voice) / 1-800-662-4954 Spanish (voice) 1-800-735-2989 or 711 (TDD)