ARS Field Services include career and technical education and training, transition from school to work or postsecondary education, on-the-job training, and ancillary support services that clients may need to obtain and/or maintain competitive employment. Please contact the field office nearest you to set up an appointment for an initial interview with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC). The VRC will assist you with obtaining the necessary assessments, if appropriate, to determine eligibility.
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) provides services to individuals with disabilities. Referrals are accepted from any resource.
Meet with a counselor to complete an application and provide supporting documentation.
The individual will provide copies of assessments from their providers or the counselor will assist with obtaining assessments. The individual will participate in assessments (if needed). Eligibility is based on four criteria. The counselor will determine if the individual has a disability; if their disability causes barriers to employment; if the individual can benefit from services; and if the individual requires vocational rehabilitation services to obtain or maintain employment.
Services may include, but are not limited to:
- Vocational Counseling and Guidance
- Assessment Services
- Job Placement Services
- Restoration (Physical/Mental) Services
- Assistance with College and Vocational Training
- Supported Employment
- On-Job Training
- Assistive Technology