Alabama Dept of Rehabilitation Services: Children’s Rehabilitation Service and Vocational Rehabilitation Service

Category: Education, Health/Rehab, Information

CRS and VRS are programs of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Children's Rehabilitation Service (CRS) is a statewide system of services for children with special health care needs and their families, and adults with hemophilia. Every county in Alabama is served through a network of 14 community-based offices staffed with skilled professionals who provide quality medical, rehabilitative, and educational support services.

Using a comprehensive, culturally competent and family-centered approach, CRS partners with numerous public and private organizations: a collaborative network that provides specialty clinics and other services by physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, occupational therapists, registered dietitians, parent consultants, youth consultants, vocational evaluators, secretaries, and administrators.

Vocational Rehabilitation Service (VRS) provides individualized employment- and education-related services and training to assist youth and adults with disabilities achieve their employment goal.

VRS provides transition services in collaboration with local high schools, technical colleges, junior colleges and universities statewide to assist students with disabilities in receiving appropriate educational opportunities.

The goal of VRS is to enable individuals with disabilities to increase self-sufficiency through employment. For Alabamians with disabilities, VRS strives to enhance employment opportunities and empowers individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential.

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Address: 602 S. Lawrence St. Montgomery, AL, 36104
Phone 1: 334.293.7500
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Ages Served: Children’s Rehabilitation Service (CRS) serves children and teens from birth to 21 with special health-care needs and their families. Vocational Rehabilitation Service serves teens and adults.
Services Provided:

CRS services include:
*Clinical Medical Program *Clinical Evaluation Program *Hemophilia Program *Care Coordination Program *Parent Connection Program *Youth Connection Program

VRS provides individualized rehabilitation services to assist consumers in obtaining and maintaining competitive integrated employment.
Other services offered:
*SSA Benefits Counseling *Ticket to Work *Transition *Traumatic Brain Injury *Community Rehab Provider

In Business Since?: Created by the Alabama Legislature in 1994, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) is the state agency that serves Alabamians with disabilities from birth throughout their lives.
Non-profit: Yes
Disabilities Served:

Children's Rehabilitation Service is for any child or adolescent younger than 21 who is a resident of Alabama and has a special health care need is eligible. Individuals of all ages with hemophilia are eligible.

Vocational Rehabilitation Service is available to Alabama residents that have a physical or mental impairment that is a substantial impediment to employment and can benefit from services in terms of going to work.

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