We Help Alaskans with Disabilities Get and Keep Good Jobs
How to Make a Referral to DVR
- Review the Referral Guidance. PDF
- Fill out the Referral Form. PDF
- Send referral form to the DVR Office that serves your school or call that office if you have questions.
Key Transition Partners
- Alaska Job Centers
Alaska’s Job Centers operate statewide and help job seekers and employers connect. They offer many services including resume writing and interview workshops, career assessment and counseling, job search assistance and job training assistance. Contact your local Job Center to find out what services are available in your area.
- Centers for Independent Living
Centers for Independent Living provide independent living skills training, advocacy, peer counseling and information and referral to maximize the independence of people with disabilities.
- Short-Term Assistance & Referral Programs (STAR)
These programs help people navigate the Developmental Disability eligibility process and find available services. The "STAR Roster," located on the STAR website, provides contact information for different statewide support programs.
- University of Alaska Disability Services
University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Alaska Southeast
Each University of Alaska campus offers support services for students who experience disabilities. Early planning is encouraged to allow staff adequate time to make the necessary arrangements for support services.
- Special Education, Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
Parents, teachers, and district staff can find information and resources specific to special education in Alaska’s schools. Helpful links include the Special Education Handbook, Parental Rights for Special Education, and other organizations that provide supports to those involved with special education.
Other Transition Resources
- The Alaska Youth Transition Handbook
Designed to help DVR staff, teachers, students and their families in the delivery of transition services. Available in PDF or Word format.
- Transition Bookmarks
There are four bookmarks with transition-related tips on career and transition planning, the power of parent expectations and how to refer students to DVR. Available by contacting the nearest DVR office. View bookmarks sample.
- Pre-Transition and Transition Checklist
Checklists for students and parents to identify helpful resources. Available by contacting the nearest DVR office. View checklist sample.