brs: DORS Level Up - School to Work

DORS Level Up - School to Work



What is DORS Level Up?

DORS Level Up is managed by our Vocational Rehabilitation program, part of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS), a division of the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS).

DORS Level Up is all about  providing students with the tools, training and resources to work competitively and forge a path to independence. Working together we are building relationships with schools, families and the community and have created a collaborative partnership that introduces students who have an IEP, 504 plan or related challenges to new possibilities. Our goal is to help students be prepared to go out and find their place in the world.  

Our services for DORS Level Up are designed for students ages 16 to 21.  Our vocational services may be made available in the school setting, outside of school hours and in the summer months. By teaming with DORS Level Up counselors, students can move forward to pursue their career goals based on interests and abilities.
 

How can I refer a student with a disability for DORS Level Up services if he/she attends a private high school?

 

Contact the supervisor that covers your area to discuss Level Up services for your student. Level Up services are based on  individual student needs taking into consideration the home school district and agency resources.

 Level Up Supervisors     Email  Phone  Office Locations 
 Dan Lewis              Daniel.Lewis@ct.gov        860-974-3002    New Haven/Norwich 
 Nicole Morrison      860-697-3530           Windsor/ Danielson 
 Fred Fachner        203-551-5510         Waterbury/ Danbury 

 

 

To request more information on DORS Level Up follow this link or call 1-866-844-1903. To contact a Level Up representative in your  school region follow this link.

 
 

 
**NEW** DORS Level Up Activities
 
Please check back for Level Up activities as they become available.
 
 
School to Work

The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services often works with youth and young adults while they are still in high school.  

The links below will provide you with information about BRS Transition Services as well as provide you with tools and information to start planning for postsecondary education and employment. 

Some of the documents are from BRS and others have been developed by other agencies or organizations.  Anything that has been developed by BRS can be copied. 

Transition Brochures and Videos


 
Working With BRS
 
Finding the right career that successfully meets your skills, interests, aptitudes and limitations can involve a number of steps to achieve.  This chart has been developed to help you see the steps that BRS will take with you to reach your goal. 

 

Job Coaching Services

 
 

Self Advocacy
Transportation
Personal Assistance
BRS Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Information
Housing 
Benefits





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