Welcome to IVRS

Iowa VR is an employment program for individuals who experience a disability. We focus on service delivery that assists individuals to prepare for, obtain, retain, and advance in employment. For those who have been determined eligible, it is an individualized program that delivers employment services based on your unique individualized employment plan. 

We approach what we do in collaboration with our job candidates, our business partners, our community providers, and our One Stop Core Partners. Our goal is employment for our job candidates that meets the needs and interests of our job candidates as well as the needs of our business partners. We have an increasing presence in our secondary school systems as we facilitate transition services for students with disabilities in efforts to prepare a Future Ready Iowa Workforce. 

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) is Iowa’s state vocational rehabilitation program and is a division of the Iowa Department of Education. We are a part of the state-federal vocational rehabilitation system. Each state receives funding to operate a vocational rehabilitation program(s) based on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 

IVRS General Agency Brochure

Guiding Statements

Our Mission: We provide expert, individualized services to Iowans with disabilities to achieve their independence through successful employment and economic support.

Our Vision: To Make a Positive Difference for Every Person, One Person at a Time.

IVRS Services Overview (ASL Vlog)