DRS expands opportunities for employment and economic self-sufficiency by helping Oklahomans with disabilities bridge barriers to success at work.
Vocational rehabilitation programs introduce or reinstate people with disabilities into the work force, creating taxpayers and reducing dependence on disability benefits and social assistance.
There are various paths a person may take to employment follow the links in this section to explore your options. To talk to someone directly call (800) 487-4042 to be routed to the office nearest you.
How to Apply
Step 1: Locate an office nearest you, use this link to find the state office and contact information that serves your area.
Step 2: Call for an appointment
Step 3: Fill out an application
Step 4: Gather as much medical information as you can
Step 5: Show up for the appointment to complete the application
Keys to Success
- Keep in contact with your counselor
- Let him or her know if you move or change phone numbers
- Complete any assignments
A person may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if he or she has a significant physical, emotional, mental, or learning disability that is a substantial barrier to employment and requires VR services to prepare for, obtain, keep or return to work.
What to bring in order to expedite the application process:
Copy of documentation verifying the disabling condition(s), copy of academic transcript(s), Social Security card, picture ID, immigration status documentation if not a US citizen, medical insurance verification, if available.
Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
A person may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation from Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired if he or she has blindness or a significant visual impairment that is a substantial barrier to employment and requires SBVI services to prepare for, obtain, keep or return to work.