Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - State of Colorado

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Mission Statement
DVR assists persons with disabilities to succeed at work and to live independently.

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 succeed.



The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) became part of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) on July 1, 2016. With the move to CDLE and the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), DVR revised its state rules for the DVR General Program, Business Enterprise Program and Independent Living Services under the Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR).

A period of public comment was conducted in October, 2016. All comments received were reviewed prior to implementing the final state rule language that will move forward to the Secretary of State’s office for promulgation. All comments received along with DVR’s responses can be found here: DVR State Rule Public Comments.


On August 19, 2016, the US Department of Education, Rehabilitation Service Administration published updated regulation directing the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) within State vocational rehabilitation programs.

DVR received a number of comments from stakeholders interested in shaping DVR's implementation of WIOA. DVR reviewed all comments prior to implementing the final policy language on September 19, 2016.

DVR Policy Manual September 2016

All comment received, along with DVR's responses, can be found here: DVR Policy Public Comments

Thank you for your participation in the development of Colorado DVR’s Service Delivery Policy Manual.

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Notice to the Public:
In accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), as amended and Title II as part of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) reaffirms its commitment to provide timely and appropriate auxiliary aids and services to ensure individuals with disabilities have effective communication of DVR’s programs, benefits and services. Auxiliary aids and services include a wide range of services and devices that enable persons with impaired sensory, cognitive, manual or speaking skills to have an equal opportunity to participate. Auxiliary aids and services can be requested from the Rehabilitation Counselor by an applicant, client or his or her authorized representative at any time throughout an individual’s involvement with DVR.

For this assurance, DVR would like to inform you of an additional resource within the Colorado Department of Human Services for concerns related to effective communication for all applicants and clients. DVR has an ADA and Section 504 Coordinator who has the authority to handle grievances under the ADA and Section 504 by applicants and clients in a prompt and equitable manner including grievances related to nonstandard requests for auxiliary aids and services.

ADA and Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information

Ms. Sara Wood
ADA Coordinator
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
633 17th Street
Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80202

DVR-CDLE Merger Stakeholder Meeting Schedule.

Governor Signs Bill to Improve Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services.

DVR Ends Wait List.
DVR has opened all disability priority categories for ongoing service provision. For more information and the latest news on DVR's Order of Selection wait list, please click here.

Introduction to DVR Services Video
Intro to DVR Video

State Rehabilitation Council Meeting Dates and Information

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