Welcome to Employment Services & Special Programs (ESSP)

Welcome to the Department of Rehabilitative Services' Employment Services & Special Programs (ESSP) web site. The Office partners with community rehabilitation providers to provide employment and vocational services throughout the state. We provide long-term support fund management; standards oversight of Employment Services Organizations (ESOs); administration of the Economic Development Fund, and coordination and support of special programs such as, Deaf and Hard of Hearing. You can access all of our activities through the left-hand column.

In addition to our own activities, we have links to important partners and service providers. The Employment Services Organizations Directory provides a search capability for ESOs across the State and a direct link to a number of ESOs that maintain websites.

We are glad you chose to visit us and we hope the information here will assist you.

What's New

For all of the latest news and information, visit our What's New Page.

At a minimum, this web site meets Section 508 and at least Level A Conformance to WCAG 1.0. On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Access Board published a final rule as the new standard for website accessibility. The rule requires adherence to the new accessibility standards twelve months from its date of publication. ESSP is working towards WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance.

The goals of the ESSP's accessibility plan are:

This File Was Last Modified: Monday June 30 2014