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Our services are at the core of what we do. Click the items to the right to learn a little more about some of our main service areas.

Vocational rehabilitation counseling and guidance includes information and support services to assist an individual in exercising informed choices and is distinct from the case management relationship that exists between the counselor and the individual during the VR process.

For more information, contact an office near you.

Job Search Assistance / Job Development

Job search activities support and assist an individual in searching for an appropriate job. Job search assistance may include help in resume preparation, identifying appropriate job opportunities, developing interview skills, and making contacts with companies on behalf of the participant.

Job Placement Assistance

Job placement assistance is a referral to a specific job resulting in an interview, whether or not the individual obtained the job.

For more information, contact an office near you.

In July of 2014, the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act took place. The new act is now called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and includes many changes focused on students with disabilities. Under the new Act, the NMDVR program has added a new service category, Pre-Employment Transition Services (PETS). Below are the components associated with PETS and how our agency may assist your efforts with students' transition needs.

  • Job Exploration Counseling
  • Work-based Learning Experiences
  • Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in postsecondary education
  • Workplace readiness training
  • Instruction in self-advocacy
For more information, contact an office near you.

Vocational rehabilitation technology includes, Rehabilitation Engineering Services, Assistive Technology Devices, and Assistive Technology Services. These services assist in meeting the needs of, and address the barriers confronted by, individuals with disabilities in areas that include education, rehabilitation, employment, transportation, independent living, recreation, home and vehicular modification, other assistive devices including, but not limited to hearing aids, low vision aids, and wheelchairs.

For more information, contact an office near you.

Training services are designed to help an individual improve educationally or vocationally or to adjust to the functional limitations of his or her impairment. Training services may include but not limited to:

  • Graduate College or University Training
  • Four-Year College or University Training
  • Junior or Community College Training
  • Occupational or Vocational Training
  • On-the-job Training
  • Apprenticeship Training
  • Disability Related Skills Training
  • Miscellaneous Training
For more information, contact an office near you.

One or more vocational rehabilitation services that are provided subsequent of an employment outcome and that are necessary for an individual to maintain, regain, or advance in employment, consistent with the individual's strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice.

For more information, contact an office near you.

For the past 4 years, DVR has provided support to me and helped me obtain my Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing. None of this could have been possible without the support of DVR and I am so appreciative of the services and support DVR has provided.

​Charlie Chavez

DVR directed me to resources that ultimately allowed me to successfully manage my Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and overcome obstacles that I previously could not do alone. My disorder kept me from pursuing my education but with the help received from DVR, I was able to obtain an Associates in Vocational Technologies, a CDL driver's license, and a Certificate in Welding Technologies. As a result, I am self-employed and own my own business. I had no idea that help was available to really change the course of my life and give me a new start while managing my symptoms. It feels great being able to provide a living for my family while working from home. I finally feel like me again!

Frederick Romero

I came to DVR a broken shell of myself, and found the help that I needed to recover and move forward with confidence and skill. The expertise and dedication of DVR staff went way beyond any expectation I had. DVR was 'with' me until I was firmly upon my path - - I am deeply appreciative of their work and dedication.

Susan 'Zi' Pinsley

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