Innovations in Maryland’s Local Workforce Plans A BEST PRACTICES GUIDE

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~~“Title IV: Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Department of Rehabilitative Services (DORS)

DORS prepares people with disabilities to go to work and helps them to stay on the job. Rehabilitation counselors in DORS Region 5 field offices in Baltimore County provide or arrange for services that may include career counseling, assistive technology, vocational training and/or job placement assistance. DORS staff have specific areas of expertise to work with populations with significant disabilities. There are technical specialists who work with individuals with chronic illness, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic issues, and intellectual disabilities.

In addition to services delivered via field offices, DORS also contracts with CCBC’s Center for Alternative and Supported Education (CASE). CASE’s Single Step program serves approximately 100 to 200 Baltimore County DORS participants annually who have cognitive, developmental, and mental health disabilities, providing academic, pre-vocational, social and independent living skills for students with special needs.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
Systems: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics: 
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Employer Engagement
Date Enacted: 
01/01/2017
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