Vocational Rehabilitation Services


The Arc of the Capital Area provides comprehensive employment services, funded through state Vocational Rehabilitation services via Texas Workforce Commission, to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The goal of our services is to help individuals find and maintain competitive integrated employment that is aligned with their unique strengths, abilities, priorities and interests.


Basic Employment Services

Our Employment Services program goes beyond traditional job support. Our comprehensive approach involves not only training and preparing customers for the job search but also ensuring they secure positions that align with their unique needs and aspirations. We are committed to fostering long-term success by providing ongoing job skills training, equipping our customers with the tools and knowledge needed to not only land a job but to thrive and grow in their chosen careers. Join us in building not just careers, but sustainable pathways to success.

Job Placement Services

  • Job application training
  • Resume development
  • Interview training

Job Skills Training

  • Teaches skills
  • Reinforcing skills
  • Implementing accommodations
Please complete the Employment Services Interest Form if you would like more information or to receive services. 


Work Experience

Our Work Experience Evaluation services are a tailored opportunity for customers to assess their readiness for competitive integrated employment. This program goes beyond a mere evaluation, offering a dynamic platform for individuals to delve into career options, honing skills that can be prominently featured in a resume for their chosen vocation. Uncover your potential, test your readiness, and gain valuable insights into your career journey with our comprehensive Work Experience Evaluation services. Your pathway to success begins here.

Placement: Secure appropriate work site.

Monitoring: Support to maintain position at work site.

Training & Coaching: Additional training to support the training at work site.

Please complete the Employment Services Interest Form if you would like more information or to receive services. 


Personal Social Adjustment Training (Work Readiness)

Work Readiness Services (PSAT) prepare participants to excel in their abilities to successfully obtain and maintain competitive integrated employment. The Arc of the Capital Area provides services related to disability issues, interpersonal skills training, daily living skills, and issues that interfere with obtaining or maintaining employment to support customers in achieving work readiness. Work Readiness Services benefits customers who have never worked, have not worked for a long time, or have a sporadic work history, and it prepares customers for successful employment so that they can manage or address vocational impairments and be self-sufficient.

Personal Adjustment

  • Self-evaluation
  • Restoring confidence
  • Self-advocacy
  • Disability management
  • Motivation
  • Personal health and hygiene
  • Personal appearance and grooming

Social Adjustment

  • Basic etiquette
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Time management
  • Effective communication
  • Workplace interactions
  • Acceptable work behaviors
View our 2024 Employment Services Calendar to see available PSAT course dates.


Supported Employment

Supported employment enables customers with the most significant disabilities to gain and maintain competitive integrated employment.

Supported Employment Program

  • Individualized assistance to find appropriate job match.
  • Ongoing support services.
  • Establishing long-term supports for the customer to maintain a long-term competitive integrated employment outcome.
Please complete the Employment Services Interest Form if you would like more information or to receive services. 



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Contact Information:

Olivia Gutierrez
Director of Employment and Education

Christina Haas, MSW
Program Manager