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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         860-974-3002           New Haven/Norwich

Nicole Morrison 860-697-3530           Windsor/ Danielson

Cindy Rafael      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
DORS invites you to a Level Up Stakeholders Forum on October 4, 2016 to discuss our transition programs, policies and practices.  We welcome your ideas and suggestions of how your school or agency can collaborate with us to coordinate the delivery of service that benefit your students. Please follow this link for more information and to register.
Come say 'hello"  and find out what resources are available at the DORS Level Up Open House on October 4, 2016. Please follow this link for more information and to register. 
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

Frequently Asked Questions

Assistive Technology 

Gaining Independence

Self Advocacy
Personal Assistance
BRS Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Information

Related Transition Web Sites 

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