Both the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) provide services for those persons with developmental disabilities who are seeking employment. Each agency can provide services, but generally a person must first apply for employment services through DVRS, before seeking services from DDD.
When an individual is not able to obtain services from DVRS, for whatever reason, there are a number of employment related services available under DDD’s Supports Program and Community Care Program. Support Coordinators are able to help individuals access DDD employment services that are intended to help individuals become employed, keep their current jobs, or build careers.
DDD’s employment services include supported employment, career planning, and prevocational training services. They can assist individuals with such things as developing job skills, writing a resume, completing job applications, interviewing, getting to work, and having support staff available during the workday. Whether you obtain your services through DVRS or through DDD, both agencies can provide essential services and supports that can permit those with developmental disabilities to obtain gainful and meaningful employment opportunities.