State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation Services

​Under the provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), each State must submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the U.S. Department of Labor that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development system.

The Combined State Plan is for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018.  The WIOA State Plans provide valuable information about the various investment, programs, and initiatives underway to serve jobseekers, students, and businesses across the country.

The public and workforce system stakeholders may view, download, or search the WIOA State Plans on the U.S. Department of Education website.

The Maryland Combined State Plan is posted below:


2018 Public Meetings/Teleconference

Conference call icon.The Maryland State Rehabilitation Council (MSRC) and the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) continually assess the rehabilitation and career needs of Maryland citizens with disabilities. As part of this assessment, DORS and the MSRC hold annual public meetings.
The 2018 meetings will be held at DORS' headquarters, 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, on June 13th at 9:30 AM and on June 27th at 3:30 PM. A call-in option will also be available; 1-866-247-6034, Conference Code: 6821843109. American Sign Language interpreters will be at the in-person meetings.
Consumers, people with disabilities, community partners, parents, educators, advocates, and other stakeholders are invited to attend/call-in to discuss issues of concern for people with disabilities who want to become employed.

While the Public Meetings are NOT a venue for discussing concerns about individual DORS cases, DORS' staff and MSRC members will be available after the meetings to address personal comments or concerns about services.
Registration is not required, but if you have questions about the public meetings, contact DORS public affairs officer, Kimberlee Schultz at 410-554-9435 or

DORS Agency Program Plan - Fiscal Year 2018
DORS Agency Program Plan. FIscal Year 2018. October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. 

Triennial Needs Assessment 2016

DORS and the Maryland State Rehabilitation Council (MSRC) continually assess the rehabilitation needs of Maryland citizens with disabilities, as part of its state and strategic planning process. DORS and the MSRC hold annual public meetings and conduct a triennial comprehensive needs assessment.  

The results of the Needs Assessment are available in this report: 2016 Maryland DORS Needs Assessment2016 Maryland DORS Needs Assessment.