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Rural & Agricultural VocRehab Program Rural & Agricultural VocRehab Program's Purpose

RAVR's purpose is to place members of rural and farm families with disabilities into jobs consistent with their abilities and interests, or to assist them to stay in their current jobs. Evaluation, counseling, and assistance in job placement are available to eligible people. RAVR provides direct and referral services to rural and farm families through assistance in these areas:

Coping with Physical and Mental Disabilities
Vocational Evaluation and Counseling
Education and Training
Vocational Training and Placement
Machinery/Equipment Adaptations
Worksite/Homesite Modifications
Financial Counseling/Planning
Farm and Land Use Issues

When referred, the family is visited by a RAVR Counselor who assesses health problems. This visit includes an evaluation of the work tasks and specific functional limitations, and begins a worksite, machinery/equipment evaluation to determine the potential for assistive technology. Also included is an assessment of family resources and capabilities which could be developed as part of a rehabilitation plan.

Information obtained while working with anyone is confidential.

Fees

There are no fees for services. If financially able, the individual may be asked to contribute toward his or her vocational plan.

Click here for additional information on Easy Home Modifications.

Click here for additional information on Equipment/Worksite Modifications.

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