[ REVISED: 7/1/15]
Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC) serves any individual with a disability whose needs are compatible with its structure, staff, and resources. Primary consideration is given to VR clients pursuing vocational goals. For services offered, residential placement and commuting options, and days of operation, see WWRC Client Handbook.
[ REVISED: 7/1/12]
[ REVISED: 1/21/99]
See WWRC Client Handbook.
See WWRC Client Handbook.
See published WWRC Service Listing/Fee Schedule. For financial participation pilot see Policy 3: Section A1 of this chapter.
Acceptance.If the applicant is accepted for admission, the WWRC Admissions Department staff sets the admission date and mails an acceptance letter to the applicant and a copy to the referring counselor.
Non-acceptance.If the admissions criteria are not met, the Admissions Department staff sends a letter of denial and/or recommendation to the referring counselor. The referring counselor shall be responsible for informing the applicant through appropriate modes of communication consistent with the informed choice of the individual, of the decision and the avenues of appeal (see
Chapter 15, APPEALS, Policy 1 ) (per 2001
Federal Regulation 34 CFR § 361.18 (e)) and 2001
Federal Regulation 34 CFR § 361.57). The referring counselor shall review the non-acceptance decision with the supervisor. If the supervisor supports admission and has additional documentation or information, the supervisor asks the WWRC Admissions Committee to reconsider. If the WWRC Admissions Committee upholds its original decision, the WWRC Operations Committee consults the DRS regional director. The client has the right to proceed directly to a VR hearing and this procedure may be concurrent with, but shall not delay, a hearing (per 2001
Federal Regulation 34 CFR § 361.57).
The Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC) counselor has authority to purchase necessary services for VR consumers at WWRC. The WWRC counselor shall maintain the documentation and shall note that the service was purchased from transfer funds.
The Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC) counselor can authorize purchase of necessary goods when the single purchase costs $500 or less. The WWRC counselor should consult the field counselor regarding the purchase of a good costing more than $500.
While the WWRC financial participation pilot is in effect, the DRS VR counselor shall include the WWRC Financial Participation Referral Form (RS-15) with the WWRC Application package. For instructions on using the form, see
Chapter 12, FORMS, RS-15.
Links to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are currently unavailable while we await federal changes to the vocational rehabilitation program. Upon promulgation of the final regulations the links will be updated and activated.