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
Physical and cognitive restorative services
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
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.