Why is employment important?

Work is an important part of peoples' lives! It provides a regular paycheck and stability in many ways. Work can provide friendship. It can help a person maintain a positive identity and self-worth. Work makes people happier. People who work tend to: meet people and expand their social networks; feel productive and valued; develop new skills both work and non-work related; transfer learned skills into other areas of life and build a foundation to advance their future goals. People who are employed tend to be happier and healthier than people who are unemployed.

How soon can I get started with DVR?

Two years prior to high-school graduation.

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is a federal/state program designed to obtain, maintain, and advance employment for people with disabilities by working with DVR consumers, employers, and other partners.

What does DVR do?

  • Provides necessary and appropriate individualized employment services to people with disabilities who want to obtain, maintain or improve employment. These services include, but are not limited to:

    • Career Guidance and Counseling to help find an appropriate job goal including post-secondary education if needed to achieve career goals

    • Job Search and Placement Assistance, including Supported and Customized employment services

    • Temporary Work experiences for skill/training development and opportunities

  • Provides training and technical assistance to employers regarding disability employment issues.

La Crosse Office:

2615 East Ave South, La Crosse, WI 54601

Main Line: 608-785-9500

Toll Free: 1-800-523-2139