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The Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS). DORS Works for Maryland Businesses . What is DORS?. The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) helps individuals with disabilities go to work while also helping businesses recruit and retain qualified workers with disabilities.

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what is dors
What is DORS?

The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) helps individuals with disabilities go to work while also helping businesses recruit and retain qualified workers with disabilities.

DORS is a state agency and division of the Maryland State Department of Education.

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What does DORS do for people with disabilities?

What does DORS do for Maryland businesses?

services for people with disabilities
Services for people with disabilities
  • Individuals with disabilities who are eligible for DORS can choose from many programs that fit their abilities and interests.
  • These include assessments, vocational training, post-secondary education, pre-vocational skills training and job placement.
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Connect Maryland businesses with pre-screened, qualified work applicants. Many have successfully completed vocational training, higher education and/or work preparation services.DORS can:
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DORS can:
  • Train new employees to the specific needs and requirements of your business.
  • Arrange reimbursement for a percentage of the trainee’s wages.
  • Provide follow-along services to the trainees and employer.
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Provide on-the-job worksite consultations that help employers hire qualified workers and retain valued employees with disabilities. DORS can:
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Identify customized magnifiers, lighting, computer screen enlargement or reading software for people who have difficulty reading standard print.

Modify workstations that increase the productivity of people with orthopedic and other disabilities.

Recommend computer software and adaptive keyboards for people who have difficulty using a standard keyboard and mouse.

DORS can:
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Provide details about federal and state disability tax credits.

Provide worksite assessments and recommendations.

Help employers arrange for accessible workstations for employees.

Arrange staff training about disabilities awareness.

Provide information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

DORS can:
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Build employer satisfaction with personal follow-up for at least the employee’s first three months on the job.DORS can:
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DORS Works for Maryland’s Future
  • DORS works in partnership with local school systems and businesses to support students with disabilities who are moving from high school into the work world.
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The Workforce & Technology Center (WTC)
  • DORS also operates the Workforce & Technology Center, a comprehensive work preparation facility located in northeast Baltimore.
outcomes
Outcomes
  • Last year, over 2,290 people went to work after taking part in DORS programs and services. These new workers contributed $35.6 million to the state’s economy.
  • DORS served 6,330 high school students with disabilities with services that include career guidance, assessments, work-connected activities, job fairs, mentoring, internships and more.
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A Maryland study shows that more than 85% of individuals served through Maryland’s vocational rehabilitation program are still working after one year, the highest job retention rate of any workforce program.

Outcomes

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DORS works for people with disabilities.

DORS works for Maryland businesses.

DORS will work for you!

contact dors employer services
Contact DORS Employer Services

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Toll-free: 888-554-0334

E-mail: [email protected]

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www.dors.state.md.us

Nancy S. Grasmick State Superintendent of Schools

Robert A. Burns Assistant State Superintendent in Rehabilitation Services

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