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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation State of Alaska > DOLWD > Vocational Rehabilitation

Informed Choice

You get to make choices in your program.

What are some of the choices you can make?

  • You choose the job goal that fits your interests, talents, needs, and values.
  • You choose how much help you want to write your employment plan.
  • You choose the services you need to overcome the problems that brought you to us. You get to choose who provides most services, too
  • You help decide how long you will be in the program.

How does DVR help you make choices?

  • Our staff gives you the information to feel confident when you face each choice. Think of us as your career consultants.
  • Early on, you and your counselor talk about the work problems caused by your disability. We call these your “barriers to employment.”
  • Knowing your problems helps you and your counselor decide on steps to overcome
    them. It also helps you figure out what services you need to reach your job goal.
  • You and your counselor share responsibility for your choices.

What are the guidelines for making choices?

  • Making choices in your program does not mean you can have anything you want. Your choices must make sense. They must give good value for their cost. And they must help you reach your job goal.
  • The job goal you choose must make sense, too.
    • Can you do the work?
    • Are people needed to fill this job field where you want to live?
  • You choose services because you need them, not just because you want them.

DVR has this information pack on tape, in large print, and in Braille. Ask your local DVR office.


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Director: John Cannon
Phone: (907) 465-2814
Toll Free: (800) 478-2815
Fax: (907) 465-2856
Address: P.O. Box 115516
Juneau, AK 99811-5516
Email: Director's Office


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