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
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
| Level Up Supervisors || Email || Phone || Office Locations |
| Dan Lewis || Daniel.Lewis@ct.gov || 860-974-3002 || New Haven/Norwich |
| Nicole Morrison || Nicole.Morrison@ct.gov || 860-697-3530 || Windsor/ Danielson |
| Cindy Rafael || Cindy.Rafael@ct.gov || 203-578-4556 || 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
BRS Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Information