DARS provides physically or mentally disabled individuals with assistance in gaining the skills needed for certain careers. Specifically, it offers vocational rehabilitation services, including tips on preparing for job interviews and keeping employment. DARS also provides specific services to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, such as guidance and counseling, hearing evaluations, communication assistance, and academic and vocational training. Individuals interested in signing up for benefits should call or visit their local DARS Division for Rehabilitation Services office. A list of local offices is available at www.dars.state.tx.us. When visiting an office, individuals should bring a photo ID, their social security card, proof of their home address, information relating to their medical history (including the name of their primary doctor), and their medical insurance card. DARS services are free of charge as long as a person meets certain basic requirements or if he or she is already receiving Social Security disability benefits.
Texas Department of Assistance and Rehabilitation Services (DARS) Region II