We are DVR. The best candidates. The best support.
Colorado offers a strong, diverse workforce you may
not even know about. These men and women have a range of skills and
abilities, and they could really help your business grow - if you
only knew where to find them.
DVR is committed to helping our employer partners find
candidates who are skilled, loyal, and committed to your success.
Even after placement, employers and employees get ongoing support
from DVR's professional staff, including job training, guidance on
the ADA regulations, and information on disability and employment
guidelines. We can also help with financial incentives and
facilitation of tax credits.
Across Colorado, too many workers with proven skills are
currently left out of the workplace. As Colorado's leading placement
organization for people with disabilities, DVR is working to change
this by bridging talent and ability so companies and employees
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is hosting a series of public comment meetings and invites you to share your perspectives and ideas regarding proposed wait lists that will be implemented under an “Order of Selection”. DVR also wishes to make the public aware of an associated policy change, affecting individuals who may be placed on proposed wait lists. These proposed wait lists are due to increasing expenditures for the provision of goods and services to assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment.
We deeply regret the disruption that these proposed wait lists may cause Coloradans with disabilities eligible for vocational rehabilitation services.
Please be aware that, effective April 22, 2013, any individual determined eligible for DVR who is not already working under an approved Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) will be placed on a wait list for services regardless of the level of significance of the individual's disability.
While DVR is unable to predict how long the proposed wait lists will remain in effect, we continue to work with our Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) leadership to closely monitor the financial situation and associated budget solutions to determine when individuals placed on wait lists can again begin to receive services.
We appreciate your patience as we work through this issue.
The following link will take you to DVR's proposed policy (Chapter 7, Section 7.3) describing how individuals are placed on wait lists. Additional information and details asking for your feedback related to these proposed wait lists will be available shortly; please check this website often for new postings.
DVR OOS Fact Sheet (PDF) / Word Version
DVR OOS FAQ / Word Version
DVR SWAP OOS Fact Sheet (PDF) / Word Version
DVR SWAP OOS FAQ / Word Version
Public Comment and General Communication / Word Version
DVR Determining Severity Information Sheet / Word Version
You are also welcome to send your comments to CDHS_Voc.Rehab@state.co.us by April 22, 2013..
DVR has activated a wait list effective immediately. Information about this action and who it
affects can be found in the News section of this website. Please check the News section in the
future for updates.
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) wishes to notify you of some upcoming changes to the existing state rules concerning the administration of Vocational Rehabilitation and associated Independent Living programs in Colorado.
DVR invites you to review the rule language that is being proposed for repeal. Please CLICK HERE to see which parts of the rule are redundant of federal regulation and will be removed. If you have any comments or feedback you wish DVR to consider as part of this process, please send them to Voc.Rehab@state.co.us.