Arizona Department of Economic Security: Rehabilitation Services Administration

General Information

Arizona Department of Economic Security: Rehabilitation Services Administration
1789 West Jefferson Street, 930A
Phoenix Arizona 1 85007
(602) 542 3332
admin@dancingdots.com
https://des.az.gov/services/employment/arizona-rehabilitation-services

Brief Description

The mission of the Arizona rehabilitation Services Administration is to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve increased independence and/or gainful employment through the provision of quality services.

Staff

Sue Kay Kneifel, Statewide Coordinator for DHH Service, SKneifel@azdes.gov

Karla Rivas-Parker, OIB Program Manager, KRivas@azdes.gov

Jason Sauer, SBVID BEP Program Manager, JSauer@azdes.gov

Tim Stump, RSA Employment Administrator, TStump@azdes.gov

Services Offered

  • Assessment
    • Provides assistive technology, orientation and mobility and independent living skills assessments within vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs.

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Provides braille instruction within the vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides instruction in the use of assistive technology in the vocational rehabilitation program.

  • Counseling
    • Provides vocational counseling.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides rehabilitation teaching and orientation/adjustment to blindness within the vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Operates the State Vocational Rehabilitation, the State Business Enterprises Program, and the Arizona Industries for the Blind.

  • Health Services
    • Offers sight conservation program, eye examinations, treatment, and eyeglasses for low-income persons. Contracts for other health services.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referral services within the vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs.

  • Low Vision Services
    • Lime Ligher Music Reading device

  • Services for Seniors

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training within vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs.