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Advocacy plays a crucial role in advancing the rights and needs of individuals with autism and their families. Our resource library offers information on community-based and social advocacy, including grassroots organizing, public policy initiatives, and community outreach. We also provide resources on educational advocacy, including strategies for navigating the special education system, securing appropriate educational services, and collaborating effectively with school districts.

Updated within the last month

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  • Children & Youth Services
  • Family Crisis & Domestic Abuse
  • Veterans & Military Services
  • Food Banks
  • Disability Services
  • Senior Services
  • Homeless, Housing, Rent & Bill Assistance
  • Social Services
  • Mental, Behavioral, Physical Health
Updated within the last 5 months.
Notice

This program does not open until August 2024. 

We are so happy you have chosen to learn more about how our program can give your child the best possible start in life. If Rise School San Antonio feels like the right fit for your family, simply follow the steps below to begin the enrollment process.

Rise is currently recruiting for children who will be between 12 and 36 months by August 2024.

Vanessa Hurd Send email
Updated within the last month
Notice

This program does not open until August 2024. 

Learn more about your child's development. 

Discover what makes Rise graduates ready for kindergarten and beyond.

This program goes over the following: 

  • Social-Emotional Development 
  • Cognitive Development 
  • Physical Development 
  • Language Development 
  • Adaptive Development 
Updated within the last 1 month.

SAILS provide information and assistance to people of all ages with disabilities and their families to access support systems and promote changes that result in full access to the community. SAILS can also provide information and education on the Americans with Disabilities Act and information on disability rights. Services are available to residents in 28 counties. You may call them for assistance Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and you do not have to have an actual doctor diagnoses to beassisted.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last month

The Victory Center is the home to:

Veteran Affairs

  • For military-affiliated students with support including academic advising, benefit certification, tutoring, support groups and counseling, and career services.

disABILITY Support Services 

  • The mission of disABILITY Support Services (dSS) at San Antonio College (SAC) is to provide reasonable accommodations and facilitate access to on-campus courses as well as distance education for students with disabilities. 

TRiO Project Valor

  • Project VALOR collaborates with students in their development of academic, social, and marketable skills while enrolled at San Antonio College. Our program provides students with holistic academic support within a learning community of peers.

    The TRiO VSSS program is offered at no cost to students. We provide academic and community support for student veterans studying at San Antonio College.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*(Closed on Fridays in June and July)
Updated within the last 3 months.

Project Access is a unique program offered to individuals with documented intellectual disabilities. It is designed to support the student in accessing postsecondary education and developing skills for gainful employment. Curriculum completion is dependent on the student’s ability to complete the courses in a semester.

This is a cohort-based program with limited seats available per semester. There is a separate application process. For further questions, contact Cindy Cook, Sr. Coordinator for Disability Support Services, at 210-486-3020 or via email at [email protected].

Project Access Application Form (PDF)
Project Access Flyer (PDF)

Updated within the last 2 months.

Activities to help intellectually disabled individuals become more independent in daily and personal skills.

Adult Day Care provides meals, medical care, medication supervision, transportation, social and leisure activities, and personal care services.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 2 months.

As a teen, transitioning from home to living on your own is tough enough. It's especially hard if you have a disability. I assist young adults with learning the skills that they need to successfully live on their own, hold a job and integrate into the community.

All services are delivered at the client's location.

24/7
Raeme Bosquez-Greer Send email
(210) 844-5988
Updated within the last 2 months.

Celebrate Dyslexia Schools is a tuition-free charter school.

Our model is designed for students with dyslexia and other reading challenges, ensuring every child improves their reading skills and succeeds academically.

At the heart of our approach is the commitment to deliver responsive and personalized education tailored to the unique learning styles of each student.

Here, your child will find a supportive community, where they can thrive academically, improve their reading skills, and develop into confident and successful learners.

Now enrolling for the Fall 2024/25 school year, starting with grade 2. Click here to register.

Flor Gutierrez
(210) 942-8668
Updated within the last 4 months.

The Texas A&M – San Antonio Autism Lifeline Links Program (ALL) is working to increase service capacity and eliminate wait times and barriers for individuals on the autism spectrum throughout the life. ALL will do this by working collaboratively and transparently to create a comprehensive person-centered system of awareness, early diagnosis, treatment and services to improve the opportunities and outcomes for individuals with autism and their families.

SESS is a one-time 3-hour class that includes a meal, childcare, and a SESS Graduation Certificate with 3hr Credits. These are small group clinics designed to address concerns and questions about your child’s ARD/IEP. Please bring a copy of your child’s most current ARD/IEP document. Sessions held at various times and locations throughout San Antonio. Please call for more information.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last month
2.92 miles away, 310 Eads, San Antonio, TX, 78210 , D3

Creating Unique Learning Opportunities.

Children and youth who experience blindness and visual impairment can learn to navigate the world in their own unique way. Our programs build confidence and independence through specialized curriculum, fostering relationships with peers, and mentoring.

We provide free services to children, youth, families, and professionals:

  • Summer, holiday, and after-school programming
  • Assistive technology, braille and tactile graphics lending libary
  • Family and professional support and training
  • Services for familes who choose home school or private school options
  • Teen and young adult programs

All services are based on the Expanded Core Curriculum - vital skills for blind and visually impaired children and youth.

Our services are FREE of charge!

We serve children with vision disabilities from birth to 22 years of age, their families, and professionals who serve them.

For more information, call 210-531-1518 or email [email protected]

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*Evening and weekend programming also available.
Tiffany Walker Send email
(210) 531-1434
Updated within the last 2 months.

The Texas A&M – San Antonio Autism Lifeline Links Program (ALL) is working to increase service capacity and eliminate wait times and barriers for individuals on the autism spectrum throughout the life. ALL will do this by working collaboratively and transparently to create a comprehensive person-centered system of awareness, early diagnosis, treatment and services to improve the opportunities and outcomes for individuals with autism and their families.

Vocational services for visually impaired

The Texas A&M – San Antonio Autism Lifeline Links Program (ALL) is working to increase service capacity and eliminate wait times and barriers for individuals on the autism spectrum throughout the life. ALL will do this by working collaboratively and transparently to create a comprehensive person-centered system of awareness, early diagnosis, treatment and services to improve the opportunities and outcomes for individuals with autism and their families.

The Texas A&M – San Antonio Autism Lifeline Links Program (ALL) is working to increase service capacity and eliminate wait times and barriers for individuals on the autism spectrum throughout the life. ALL will do this by working collaboratively and transparently to create a comprehensive person-centered system of awareness, early diagnosis, treatment and services to improve the opportunities and outcomes for individuals with autism and their families.

*Facility name: Vibrant Works

Vocational services for visually impaired

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last month

Learning to do things differently.

Vision loss and blindness changes how you approach the world, but it does not mean that you can't keep doing the things you enjoy. With the right tools and training you can be more independent than you thought possible.

We provide 5 free services:

  • Independent Living Skills Training with Adaptive Aids
  • Orientation and Mobility Training
  • Counseling Sessions
  • Low Vision Clinic, Eye Evaluation and Occupational Therapy Services
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wherever you are on the low vision spectrum, we have the resources and expertise to help you.

Services are FREE of charge!

To qualify, you must be 23 years or older and have low vision.

For more information, call 210-531-1547.

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Marlene Cisneros Send email
(210) 533-5194
Updated within the last 2 months.

Creating Unique Learning Opportunities.

Children and youth who experience blindness and visual impairment can learn to navigate the world in their own unique way. Our programs build confindence and independence through specialized curriculum, fostering relationships with peers, and mentoring.

The Transition to Work program provides individualized vocational and job skills training. Students enroll through local school districts partnerships and parent referrals.

Students engage in a learning environment which encourages them to achieve their individual maximum potential. Students receive hands on learning through simulation of various career situations and job tasks.

Criteria:

  • Students must be 16-22 years of age.
  • Experience a vision or other disability.
  • Be self-sufficient for toileting and eating.
  • Travel independently.
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior.

For more information, call 210-531-1518 or email [email protected]

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Program Supervisor Send email
(210) 531-1518
Updated within the last 2 months.

At the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, we provide vocational rehabilitation services that are tailored to meet the needs and interest of each individual. Are highly skilled staff specialize in working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired, as well as those who are uniquely abled. We provide a wide range of services from basic life skills to advanced technical training to help prepare our customers for independence and success in today's employment market.

Our Programs:

Technology Evaluation and Training: We provide evaluations and training on the latest assistive technology avialable, and specialize in training the vision impaired on mainstream software such as Microsoft and Apple, as well as assistive software. In addition, we work with community organizations and businesses to provide training for staff.

Employment Services and Job Placement: We are proud to offer employment services to assist individuals with preparing for, locating, and maintaining suitable employment. We offer assistance and training in job search, resume writing, job application completion, interviewing skills, and vocational adjustment training (VAT).

School of Business: Our School of Business offers 7 hours that are designed to assist students in refining their marketability into today's workforce. We currently offer seminars in over 15 different areas to include: Introduction to Windows 10, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, and Zoom.

For more information, contact Employment Services at 210-531-1432 or [email protected]

Hours
Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Employment Services Send email
(210) 531-1432
Updated within the last 2 months.

The Burleson Center is home to the Special Education 18+ Program. The program is designed to meet the unique needs of students who have graduated from high school and continue to require instruction in employment, education/training, and/or independent living. Students may receive instruction in the community and/or in one or more of the businesses located in the facility.

We believe all individuals deserve daily opportunities to maximize their potential and learn skills that promote independence in their community. 

We provide community integration, employment training, education, independent living skills, recreational, and social skills, and other meaningful and productive activities in various settings.

18+ program

Post-Secondary Offerings:

  • Transition Services
  • Focus on Employment
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Education/Training
  • Transportation Training
  • Agency Linkage for Adult Services
  • Hands-On Learning Environment

On-Campus Job Sites:

  • The Burleson Cafe
  • Does Calles Bike Shop
  • Cordelia Special-Tees
  • Edgewood Inspiration Gardens
  • Burleson Boutique and Warehouse
  • Front Office Training

Click here for a brochure

Free breakfast and lunch served to all students

Hours of Instruction Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Updated within the last 1 month.

Transition Education:

OFA incorporates transition education when developing IEP’s for all transition-age students, generally 16 and older. Transition education helps each student set post-school goals and work toward individual career and life goals.

Vocational Services:

At age 14, students begin preparing for independent living by working with teachers/coaches to identify strengths and vocational interests. One for Autism helps students prepare for independence in both their personal and work lives by providing on-site training as well as community integrated vocational programs. Through relationships with local businesses and organizations, One For Autism provides students with opportunities to work and gain on-site experience working with skilled, special needs students.

Workability Program:

One For Autism Academy provides eligible students with access to the Workability program services, including vocational assessments, career counseling and guidance, and career exploration activities. Through the program, students who are identified for paid work training learn skills related to resume writing, interviewing, and finding and keeping a job. They also receive on-site training and supervision from professional job coaches and teachers.

Life Skills Training:

One for Autism Academy places a strong emphasis on teaching students the necessary life skills to work, socialize, remain safe, care for their personal needs and lead the most independent lives possible. Relying on the methods of behavior analysis, One For Autism Academy focuses on the most effective strategies for teaching skills to each student’s optimal level of independence. These strategies include shaping, chaining, discrete trial and naturalistic teaching procedures.

We help students gain self-confidence and greater independence by working closely with families and schools to find approaches that work for students.

Daily living skills are an important part of each’s student’s education. As part of our daily living skills curriculum students learn about:

  • Time management
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food preparation
  • Personal finance and money management
  • Transportation solutions
  • Household management
  • Responsible decision-making
  • Civic responsibility
  • Personal organization
  • Recreation and leisure skills.
Olga Vasquez-Silva
Updated within the last 3 months.

The Autism Community Network is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families through support, education, and advocacy.

Our Caregiver Empowerment Program offers training for familial and professional caregivers, medical residents, student clinicians, education professionals, and the wider community to ensure that everyone who interacts with autistic individuals can provide them with the best possible care.

1. Coffee and Connections

 For more information, email [email protected]

2. Professional Conferences

3. Training on Request

4. Mentorships

Click here for the Calendar of Events

Click here to contact/enroll in any of our training programs

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Arjai Ramos Send email
(210) 435-1000 x: 5000
Updated within the last month

The Texas A&M – San Antonio Autism Lifeline Links Program (ALL) is working to increase service capacity and eliminate wait times and barriers for individuals on the autism spectrum throughout the life. ALL will do this by working collaboratively and transparently to create a comprehensive person-centered system of awareness, early diagnosis, treatment and services to improve the opportunities and outcomes for individuals with autism and their families.

Updated within the last month

Our Goodwill Good Careers Centers provide free career assistance to anyone seeking employment or a new career.

Our trained staff can help you answer the following questions:

  • How do I write my resume to highlight my experience and get the attention of recruiters?
  • How do I search for and apply for jobs that meet my needs?
  • What careers am I interested in and how do I get started?
  • What should I expect during an interview and how do I make a good first impression?
  • What workplace skills do I need to be successful at my new job?
  • What are the best ways to apply for government jobs?

Our staff provides one-on-one career coaching that focuses on:

  • Identifying your career interests
  • Developing or updating your resume
  • Connecting to employers
  • Completing online job applications
  • Practicing interview tactics

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

Click here for a downloadable informational flyer in English and Spanish.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year

Being mentally healthy in childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, learning healthy social skills, and how to cope when problems arise.

When there is a concern that a child might not be meeting these milestones, The Center offers an array of services that can help.

Children’s mental health treatment is for Bexar County youth ages 3 – 17 with a DSM-V Diagnosis, and includes the following services:

  • skills training
  • counseling
  • medication training and support
  • psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring
  • and family partner support

Ages: 3-17.

For enrollment, call 210-261-2427 or 1-800-316-9241.

Updated within the last 2 months.

The Service & Leadership program identifies opportunities and provides training for individuals with disabilities who are interested in serving the San Antonio community by engaging in volunteerism, service on nonprofit boards, and participation in strategic conversations about the future of our community. While there are other opportunities for people with disabilities to learn to advocate for themselves, there are few programs that expect, encourage, and empower these citizens to advocate for and serve others.

This opportunity is for individuals with disabilities.

Office hours are irregular, please schedule an appointment in advance.
Melanie Cawthon Send email
(210) 704-7262
Updated within the last 2 months.

Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) and Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation program (TWS-VRS) are working together to provide a variety of services that assist eligible people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.

Services include (as needed):

  • vocational counseling and guidance
  • referrals for hearing, visual and other examinations
  • assistance with medical appointments and treatment
  • rehabilitation deceives, including hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial limbs, and braces
  • therapy to address a disability, including occupational or speech therapy and applied behavioral analysis
  • physical restoration services
  • medical, psychological, and vocational assessments
  • assistance with college education or trade certification
  • on-the-job training
  • training in workplace and employer expectations
  • vocational adjustment training
  • rehabilitation teachers services to help you learn Braille, orientation and mobility, and home and health management skills if you are blind or have a visual impairment
  • supported employment

Job Matching & Placement Services

  • transportation assistance to and from your job, including travel vouchers and vehicle modifications
  • follow-up and supported employment services to help you maintain employment
  • referral to Business Enterprises of Texas program, Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, and other state, federal, and community agencies and organizations

Services may also include:

  • referral to community support systems, such as peer support and advocacy organizations.
  • vocational counseling and guidance, including exploring employment options and postsecondary education programs with high school students who have disabilities
  • required assessments to determine eligibility and VR needs
  • interpreter services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • needs assessment of assistive technology
  • assistive devices such as hearing aids, prosthetics, braces, and wheelchairs to improve functioning on the job
  • assistive technology and training, including training to use hearing aids, Braille, low-vision aids, and other types of technology to improve communication, access to information, and performance of job functions
  • orientation and mobility training for participants who are blind.
  • speech, physical, and occupational therapies
  • outpatient psychiatric and psychological services
  • Personal assistance services
  • medical treatment to reduce or remove barriers to employment
  • work-based learning experiences for high school students with disabilities, such as job shadowing, volunteer work, internships, and summer employment
  • training in behaviors that are expected by employers in a work environment
  • job coaches and support for customized employment, self-employment, and supported employment
  • college, technical, and on-the-job training
  • return-to-work, job retention, job development, and job placement assistance
  • instruction in self-advocacy

You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you:

  • have a disability that results in substantial barriers to employment.
  • require services to prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.
  • are able to obtain, retain, or advance in employment as a result of services.

Disabilities Served through Vocational Rehabilitation include:

  • blindness or significant visual impairments
  • deaf-blindness
  • deafness, or other hearing impairments
  • neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, ADHD, intellectual, learning, Tourette’s, and other developmental disabilities
  • physical disabilities, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, paralysis, or any impairment in movement
  • other physical or mental conditions
  • behavioral and mental health conditions
  • alcoholism or drug addiction

Call or email to get started, or click here to get started online.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*Closed from 12:00 to 1:30 pm for lunch
Updated within the last year

Get help preparing for post-secondary education and employment through the following individualized services.

Services are based on eligibility and your individual need and are provided in collaboration with the family, high school, community college, or Educational Service Center.

Receive core services, as needed, to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities:

  • Vocational counseling, including counseling in job exploration and post-secondary training opportunities
  • Counseling on opportunities for post-secondary education such as college, vocational schools, etc.
  • Work-based learning experiences, including internships and on-the-job training
  • Training in workplace and employer expectations
  • Training in self-advocacy and social skills

You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you:

  • have a disability that results in substantial barriers to employment.
  • require services to prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.
  • are able to obtain, retain, or advance in employment as a result of services.

Disabilities Served through Vocational Rehabilitation include:

  • blindness or significant visual impairments
  • deaf-blindness
  • deafness, or other hearing impairments
  • neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, ADHD, intellectual, learning, Tourette’s, and other developmental disabilities
  • physical disabilities, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, paralysis, or any impairment in movement
  • other physical or mental conditions
  • behavioral and mental health conditions
  • alcoholism or drug addiction

Call or email to get started, or click here to get started online.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*Closed from 12:00 to 1:00 pm for lunch
Updated within the last year

The Adult Years Vocational Program (AYVP) is a transition program that addresses the vocational and transition needs of adult students between the ages of 18-21 with developmental disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, autism, and other health impairments.

These students have completed their high school credits but need additional transition services in order to function academically, behaviorally, and/or independently beyond high school.

Students will also be provided transition supports in areas such as transportation, housing, respite and daily living services in collaboration with their family and community agencies.

Program includes:

  • Job development and training
  • Training in work-related skills necessary for job retention
  • Connect with student support services at the community college
  • Training in public transportation
  • Practice in menu planning, grocery shopping, and cooking
  • Practice in housekeeping skills
  • Practice in budgeting and shopping for clothing and personal items.
  • Connect with an adult agency which will continue job support
    after the student turns 21
  • Develop skills to establish and maintain a checking account
  • Practice the organizational skills needed to keep a weekly
    schedule of appointments

Eligibility:

  • Currently receiving special education services
  • All high school requirements and credits fulfilled
  • Between the ages of 18 and 21
  • Recommended by ARD Committee
  • Able to participate in a group setting
  • Able to function independently in class and at the work site
  • Employment readiness
  • Has a current Texas ID and Social Security Card
Lisa S. Alvarado
(210) 354-9362
Updated within the last 4 months.

Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) and Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation program (TWS-VRS) are working together to provide a variety of services that assist eligible people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.

Services include (as needed):

  • vocational counseling and guidance
  • referrals for hearing, visual and other examinations
  • assistance with medical appointments and treatment
  • rehabilitation deceives, including hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial limbs, and braces
  • therapy to address a disability, including occupational or speech therapy and applied behavioral analysis
  • physical restoration services
  • medical, psychological, and vocational assessments
  • assistance with college education or trade certification
  • on-the-job training
  • training in workplace and employer expectations
  • vocational adjustment training
  • rehabilitation teachers services to help you learn Braille, orientation and mobility, and home and health management skills if you are blind or have a visual impairment
  • supported employment

Job Matching & Placement Services

  • transportation assistance to and from your job, including travel vouchers and vehicle modifications
  • follow-up and supported employment services to help you maintain employment
  • referral to Business Enterprises of Texas program, Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, and other state, federal, and community agencies and organizations

Services may also include:

  • referral to community support systems, such as peer support and advocacy organizations.
  • vocational counseling and guidance, including exploring employment options and postsecondary education programs with high school students who have disabilities
  • required assessments to determine eligibility and VR needs
  • interpreter services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • needs assessment of assistive technology
  • assistive devices such as hearing aids, prosthetics, braces, and wheelchairs to improve functioning on the job
  • assistive technology and training, including training to use hearing aids, Braille, low-vision aids, and other types of technology to improve communication, access to information, and performance of job functions
  • orientation and mobility training for participants who are blind.
  • speech, physical, and occupational therapies
  • outpatient psychiatric and psychological services
  • Personal assistance services
  • medical treatment to reduce or remove barriers to employment
  • work-based learning experiences for high school students with disabilities, such as job shadowing, volunteer work, internships, and summer employment
  • training in behaviors that are expected by employers in a work environment
  • job coaches and support for customized employment, self-employment, and supported employment
  • college, technical, and on-the-job training
  • return-to-work, job retention, job development, and job placement assistance
  • instruction in self-advocacy

You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you:

  • have a disability that results in substantial barriers to employment.
  • require services to prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.
  • are able to obtain, retain, or advance in employment as a result of services.

Disabilities Served through Vocational Rehabilitation include:

  • blindness or significant visual impairments
  • deaf-blindness
  • deafness, or other hearing impairments
  • neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, ADHD, intellectual, learning, Tourette’s, and other developmental disabilities
  • physical disabilities, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, paralysis, or any impairment in movement
  • other physical or mental conditions
  • behavioral and mental health conditions
  • alcoholism or drug addiction

Call or email to get started, or click here to get started online.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*Closed from 12:00 to 1:30 pm for lunch
Updated within the last year

Get help preparing for post-secondary education and employment through the following individualized services.

Services are based on eligibility and your individual need and are provided in collaboration with the family, high school, community college, or Educational Service Center.

Receive core services, as needed, to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities:

  • Vocational counseling, including counseling in job exploration and post-secondary training opportunities
  • Counseling on opportunities for post-secondary education such as college, vocational schools, etc.
  • Work-based learning experiences, including internships and on-the-job training
  • Training in workplace and employer expectations
  • Training in self-advocacy and social skills

You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you:

  • have a disability that results in substantial barriers to employment.
  • require services to prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.
  • are able to obtain, retain, or advance in employment as a result of services.

Disabilities Served through Vocational Rehabilitation include:

  • blindness or significant visual impairments
  • deaf-blindness
  • deafness, or other hearing impairments
  • neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, ADHD, intellectual, learning, Tourette’s, and other developmental disabilities
  • physical disabilities, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, paralysis, or any impairment in movement
  • other physical or mental conditions
  • behavioral and mental health conditions
  • alcoholism or drug addiction

Call or email to get started, or click here to get started online.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*Closed from 12:00 to 1:30 pm for lunch
Updated within the last year

Our Goodwill Good Careers Centers provide free career assistance to anyone seeking employment or a new career.

Our trained staff can help you answer the following questions:

  • How do I write my resume to highlight my experience and get the attention of recruiters?
  • How do I search for and apply for jobs that meet my needs?
  • What careers am I interested in and how do I get started?
  • What should I expect during an interview and how do I make a good first impression?
  • What workplace skills do I need to be successful at my new job?
  • What are the best ways to apply for government jobs?

Our staff provides one-on-one career coaching that focuses on:

  • Identifying your career interests
  • Developing or updating your resume
  • Connecting to employers
  • Completing online job applications
  • Practicing interview tactics

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

Click here for a downloadable informational flyer in English and Spanish.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year