We advocate for DVR customers in Washington State.

The Washington State Rehabilitation Council partners with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to review, analyze, and advise leadership, to create opportunities to employ all people with disabilities in competitive jobs of their choice, and to advocate for DVR customers.

Two smiling people sit at a desk. One uses a wheelchair
Photo by Mitch Mitchell, Flickr
Youth with Down Syndrome smiles as he participates in cooking class
Photo By Brittany Hepler, Flickr

The Washington State Rehabilitation Council (WSRC) is a federally mandated council composed of Washington citizens from across the state appointed by the Governor to represent a broad range of individuals with disabilities and stakeholders.

WSRC collaborates with the DVR to develop plans for services and make recommendations to assist individuals with disabilities achieve employment and independence. 

Through our quarterly Council meetings and monthly committee work around the state, Council staff and members enjoy the opportunity to see some of the best practices within DVR and the opportunity to advise on opportunities for improvement.

The WSRC members donate hundreds of hours each year to promote quality services and meaningful jobs for individuals with disabilities in Washington.

What is Vocational Rehabilitation? 

Vocational rehabilitation is made up of a series of services that are designed to facilitate the entrance into or return to work by people with disabilities or by people who have recently acquired an injury or disability. 

Some of these services include vocational assessment and evaluation, training, upgrading of general skills, refresher courses, on-the-job training, career counseling, employment searches, and consulting with potential or existing employers for job accommodations and modification. These services may also vary depending on the needs of the individual.

Learn More About Vocational Rehabilitation