Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

To achieve its mission of preparing Arkansans with disabilities to work and lead productive and independent lives, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) provides a variety of training and career preparation programs.

Services include career and technical education and training, transition from school to work or postsecondary education, on-the-job training, and ancillary support services that clients may need for successful employment.

Vocational rehabilitation (VR) services include the following:

  • Diagnosis and evaluation of capacities and limitations
  • Guidance and counseling
  • Career and technical education
  • Job placement
  • Physical and cognitive restorative services
  • Assistive technology
  • Residential career training facility and hospital
  • Transition services for high school students with disabilities who are moving from high school to further education or work
  • Scholarships and leadership programs for students with disabilities
  • Financial assistance to kidney transplant recipients
  • Community rehabilitation programs
  • Supported employment services
  • Supported housing

ARS is funded through a federal and state partnership with federal funding from the Rehabilitation Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Education comprising nearly 80 percent of the budget.

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