Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services' (ARS) mission is to prepare Arkansans with disabilities to work and lead productive and independent lives.

To achieve its mission, ARS provides a variety of training and career preparation programs. We have 19 field offices across the state serving all 75 counties where individuals can receive assistance with accessibility and training needs that can lead to successful employment.

Contact ARS at 1-800-330-0632 or 501-296-1600
to find out how we can help you.

For information on ARS policy and procedure, review our Service Manual and the 2021 Amendments.

Access & Accommodations Program staff are accommodation specialists who can assist employers and employees when it comes to addressing employee performance issues because of disability in the workplace. Need an accommodation because of a sensory, learning, or physical limitation? Need assistance to stay at work or return to work?

Review more information on Access & Accommodations

The Arkansas Career Development Center (formerly the Arkansas Career Training Institute) provides vocational training and services that lead to employment opportunities for students served by Arkansas Rehabilitation Services. Students are referred to the Arkansas Career Development Center for evaluation, training, and placement by the Vocational Rehabilitation counselors who are located in field offices serving each county in the state.  

Learn more about the Arkansas Career Development Center

As a workforce development partner, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) assists clients with finding the right job so they can lead productive and independent lives. Business Relations Services also assists businesses in achieving a competitive advantage by offering qualified job candidates who are trained in a wide variety of skills and have the good work habits that employers value.

Learn more about our Business Services

Field 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. Please contact the office nearest you and set up an appointment for an initial interview with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

Find out more on Field Service and how we can help you

Program Planning, Development & Evaluation (PPD&E) provides administrative services to the Commissioner, the field services program, and the agency divisions in support of the overall mission of ARS. Administrative services include policy interpretation and promulgation, federal reporting on case services, federal-state plans, quality assurance case review, community program development for external employment services and oversight, Ticket to Work, Social Security cost reimbursement activities; and Due Process compliance.

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Transition Special Projects includes two separate programs that serve youth with disabilities.

Project SEARCH® is a unique, business-led, nine-month employment readiness training program for young adults with developmental disabilities that takes place entirely at the workplace. Learn more about Project SEARCH®

Transition Employment Project (TEP) prepares high school students with disabilities for future employment. Learn more about TEP.