Transition and Education Services assist students and youth in the movement from school to the world of work and adult life. The Division of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) is one of the divisions under Virginia's Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). DRS works together with students, youth, families, schools and community agencies and organizations to provide services that lead to a successful transition from school to work.
DRS has five districts and multiple field offices located across Virginia. Each DRS office provides Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) transition services. Pre-ETS and VR transition services help students with disabilities successfully move from school to post-school life. The delivery of the continuum of transition services is a multi-year process and involves a partnership with students, their families and schools, and other service providers to help young people achieve their life and career goals.
The DRS Transition Services staff maintain this site as a tool for field staff and transition partners to house resources about transition topics and services.
Jessica Stehle, Pre-Employment Program Coordinator, Division of Rehabilitative Services Jessica.Stehle@dars.virginia.gov571-210-2183 - Direct