Within the Division of Learning Services, the Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services administers statewide adult learning and rehabilitation services. Adult Learning Services include Adult Education and Literacy, GED Testing and Veterans’ Education. Adult Education and Literacy supports over 40 programs statewide that provide adult basic education including preparation for General Educational Development (GED) testing and English as a Second Language services. GED Testing is administered by OALRS who contracts with over 20 postsecondary locations statewide to provide the test. This section of OALRS also issues diplomas and transcripts for GED recipients. Veterans’ Education approves postsecondary schools for GI Bill benefits and on-the-job training locations.
Rehabilitation Services has three core programs: Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Disability Determination Services (DDS) and Independent Living (IL). VR provides individual counseling, training and other services to help individuals with disabilities obtain and maintain employment. Operating under Social Security regulations, DDS determines medical eligibility for individuals seeking federal disability benefits. The IL program has 22 Independent Living Centers statewide that offer peer counseling, advocacy, personal care, and training in independent living skills for individuals with disabilities. Centers are funded through VR grants but managed by local boards of individuals with disabilities.
Adult Education and Literacy, GED Testing, Troops to Teachers and Veterans Education
Office of Adult Learning and
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
4th Floor, Jefferson Building
205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability Determination Services and Independent Living
Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services
3024 Dupont Circle
Jefferson City, MO 65109