Vocational Rehabilitation Providers’ Resources

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Find resources for contractors and providers who provide services for TWC’s programs to assist Texans with disabilities.

 

 

 

10/01/2017 NOTICE TO PROVIDERS:

On October 1, 2017, Texas Workforce Commission’s Blind Services Division and Rehabilitation Services Division combined to create a single designated state unit (DSU) to administer the vocational rehabilitation program for Texans with disabilities. The combined VR Standards for Providers (VR-SFP) manual has been published.

There are a few chapters that are still pending final review, approval and posting before they can incorporated into the VR-SFP manual. Posted and published chapters can be reviewed below. Please contact the state office VR Standards Team if you have questions about the new VR-SFP.

09/29/2017 NOTICE TO PROVIDERS:

The combined Vocational Rehabilitation Division of the Texas Workforce Commission will implement a combined Vocational Rehabilitation Standards for Providers Manual (VR-SFP) on October 1, 2017.  SFP chapters that are posted on September 1, 2017 will go into effect on October 1, 2017.

Review information on changes to Travel Reimbursement, Bundled Job Placement Services, Job Coaching, Director Credential, and Liability Insurance requirementsPDF.

09/01/2017 NOTICE TO PROVIDERS:

October 1, 2017 Texas Workforce Commission’s Blind Services Division and Rehabilitation Services Division will combine to create a single designated state unit (DSU) to administer the vocational rehabilitation program for Texans with disabilities. This process includes replacing our existing divisions specific standards for providers’ manuals with a single combined standards manual. The new providers’ manual will be called the Vocational Rehabilitation Standards for Providers’ Manual (VR-SFP). While some content is still under development, the VR-SFP chapters that are posted on September 1, 2017 will go into effect on October 1, 2017.

The new and revised VR forms referenced within the VR-SFP will be published on Oct. 1, 2017. Questions about the content of the Standards for Providers manual and related forms can be emailed to vr.standards@twc.state.tx.us.

Rehabilitation Services Standards for Providers Manual

Rehabilitation Services Standards for Providers were in effect prior to October 1, 2017. This manual should only be used for services that were provided prior to October 1, 2017, or for one of the documented exceptionsPDF posted on this page on September 29.

Blind Services Standards Manual for Consumer Services Contract Providers

Blind Services Standards Manual for Consumer Services Contract Providers were in effect prior to October 1, 2017. This manual should only be used for services that were provided prior to October 1, 2017, or for one of the documented exceptionsPDF posted on this page on September 29.

 

Blind Services Assistive Technology Trainer Guidelines & Procedures Manual

The required curriculum for assistive technology trainers who provide training to prepare a Blind Services consumer to effectively use assistive technology in employment or in educational settings after high school.

Forms for Providers

Forms that contractors and service providers may be required to use when working with Texas Workforce Solutions - Vocational Rehabilitation Services.