DRC Programs - CAP

Department of Workforce Services announces new Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) program.

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP)
The purpose of CAP is to protect the rights of persons receiving or seeking services funded under the federal Rehabilitation Act. According to this law, CAP services are available for all clients or applicants of the following services:
  • Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS),
  • Division of Services for the Blind (DSB),
  • Workforce Center (WFC),
  • Independent Living Services (ILS),
  • Supported Employment (SE), and
  • Independent Living Centers (ILCs)
  • We assist most individuals through providing helpful information, education, or referral to appropriate resources. Individual advocacy is available as needed, in accordance with Federal regulations, and legal representation can facilitate systemic change for persons with disabilities.
 
CAP monitors the Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center on a bi-weekly basis. CAP is available to assist clients of rehabilitation service providers in all parts of the state.
 
CAP services are funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and are provided free of charge.
 
Click here to review OSERS information about this program.
 
The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is established by Congress as the principal federal agency authorized to develop and implement comprehensive and coordinated programs of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment and independent living for individuals with disabilities.
 
DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT STUDY AVAILABLE
Are you living with a disability? Are you employed? If YES, You may be eligible for this research study!
 
The purpose of this study is to identify people with disabilities who are employed and find those factors that contribute to their successful work careers. Participation process includes completing a Web-Based Survey (approximately 1 hour). In order to participate, you must:
 
☑ Have a physical disability
☑ Be employed for at least 2 years at your current job
☑ Work at least 20 hours per week at your current job
☑ Be at least 18 years of age or older
 
Participants will be asked to complete the survey a second time in 4-6 weeks. To participate and for more information, visit: disabilitycommunityparticipation.org
 
CAP Archives
The Youth Transition Funders Groups together with Fenton Communication have produced a guide offering concrete tools for communicating about youth transitions and other youth development issues. The document is available on the YTFG website in PDF format.