Within the Division of Learning Services, the Office of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services administers statewide adult learning and rehabilitation services. Adult Learning Services includes Veterans’ Education and Training. Veterans’ Education and Training 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.