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The following is a greeting given in one of the 20 indigenous languages recognized by the State of Alaska.

Ade' ndadz dengit'a?
(Deg Xinag)
"Hello, how are you?"

We help Alaskans with disabilities get and keep good jobs

 
 
The DVR Wasilla office is closed to the public due to a computer outage and is currently providing services through distance delivery. Individuals can access services by calling 800-770-4124 or 907-352-2545. The Wasilla DVR office will reopen as soon as computers have been restored (estimated between January 3 and January 10).

Duane Mayes, Director

Each year, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) helps hundreds of Alaskans with disabilities prepare for, get and keep good jobs. If you want to work or keep working and have a physical, intellectual or mental condition that makes this hard, you may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation (VR) services.

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DVR Orientation Video

Video with captions - Transcript - Direct Link to Video

Updates

Employment Resources Guide for Alaskans with Disabilities

Empowerment through Employment includes many resources, with web links, to support Alaskans with disabilities get and keep good jobs.

Find Jobs in Healthcare

Www.ConnectToCareJobs.com connects job seekers with long-term service and support agencies that are hiring. State of Alaska licensed assisted living homes, skilled nursing facilities, and personal care agencies have listed open positions under this resource. Job seekers: click the link above, then click the “Jobseeker Registration” button and follow the process to register and fill out your information. If a match is made, the employer will contact you to arrange the next steps.

Transition Tools for Teachers, Parents and Students

Guidance and forms on how to refer a student to DVR, JOBZ Club, Summer Work Programs and other Transition program materials as well as an orientation video on how we serve students with disabilities.

More Services

Disability Resources

  • Client Assistance Program (CAP)
    CAP can help if you have questions or problems when applying for or receiving services from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. CAP is run by the Disability Law Center of Alaska.
  • State Vocational Rehabilitation Committee
    Governor-appointed volunteers from across Alaska who work with DVR to ensure quality services and provide input on implementing the Assistive Technology Act in Alaska.
  • Alaska Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
    Contact information for Alaska's Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs, listed on the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation website.
  • Disability Determination Services
    Disability Determination Services (DDS) is contracted to the Social Security Administration (SSA) to adjudicate medical eligibility for disability benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income rules and regulations.
  • Procurement Preference List and Guidelines
    Information on disability related preferences in the State of Alaska's competitive solicitations and small procurement processes.
  • Social Security Administration's Ticket to Work Program
    The Ticket to Work program is a free, voluntary program that can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, and become financially independent, all while they keep their Medicare or Medicaid.