Vocational Rehab maintains momentum by growing pool for employment services
NASHVILLE – With October being Disability Employment Awareness Month, which highlights the talents and abilities of Tennessee citizens with disabilities, the Department of Human Services (DHS) has a special announcement about an update to the client pool for services it provides to people with disabilities, and is publicizing events for the month.
Since 2001, Tennessee has operated under a four-category Order of Selection that requires the State to serve first, through Priority Category 1, those who are deemed the most significantly disabled and who require the most services for the longest duration. DHS has continued to serve Priority Category 1. Priority Category 2 was opened last year. In celebration of Disability Awareness Month, DHS will begin serving those on the waiting list for Priority Category 3, starting October 1, 2013.