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P. O. Box 944202
Sacramento, CA 94244-2020

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Department of Rehabilitation

The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) provides information, evaluation, and funding for technology to help working and/or older individuals go to work or live more independently.

DOR Eligibility

  • An individual with a severe physical or mental impairment which seriously limits one or more functional capacities in terms of employment outcome. Examples of functional capacities are: mobility, communication, self-care, self direction, interpersonal skills and work tolerance.

  • A person with vocational rehabilitation needs who can be expected to require multiple supports over an extended period of time.

  • A person with one or more physical or mental disabilities resulting from: amputation, arthritis, autism, blindness, burn injury, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, deafness, head injury, heart disease, hemiplegia, respiratory or pulmonary dysfunction, intellectual disability, mental illness, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, muscular-skeletal disorders, neurological disorders, paraplegia, quadriplegia and other spinal cord conditions, sickle cell anemia, specific learning disabilities, end-stage renal disease. A disability or combination of disabilities determined on the basis of an assessment for determining eligibility and vocational rehabilitation needs which cause substantial limitations.

Services and Equipment Funded by DOR

  • Vocational and training services includes evaluation and assessment to determine the needs for rehabilitation technology.
  • Vocational rehabilitation provides training on the use of artificial limbs, hearing aids, and eyeglasses. DOR assists people with disabilities use telecommunications, sensory and technological aids and devices which are used to improve or substitute for one or more of a person's senses or for impaired mobility or motor coordination.

For more information on services provided by the Department of Rehabilitation, contact your local DOR district office.

Last Updated: 3/2/2018