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Louisiana Rehabilitation Services / Alexandria
900 Murray Street, 1st. Floor
Alexandria, LA 71309
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) assists persons with disabilities in their desire to obtain or maintain employment and/or achieve independence in their communities by providing rehabilitation services and working cooperatively with business and other community resources.
Programs & Services
Provides both vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to eligible individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program - Provides career opportunities for qualified individuals in the food service field.
Older Blind/Visually Impaired Program - Expands independent living services for persons who are age 55 or older and have a severe visual impairment.
Independent Living Program
The Independent Living program allows individuals to have the option to choose to live or remain in their home or community setting, with emphasis on community based supports and services. This includes such services as information and referral sources, independent living skills training, peer support, system and individual advocacy, and other independent living services.
Louisiana Rehabilitation Council - works with LRS to ensure the involvement of individuals with disabilities in the development and delivery of vocational rehabilitation services to Louisianans with disabilities.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Provides comprehensive rehabilitation services that go far beyond those found in routine job training programs. This frequently includes work evaluation and job readiness services; assessment for and provision of assistive technology, such as customized computer interfaces for persons with physical or sensory disabilities; job counseling services, and medical and therapeutic services.
Employer Services - offer a cost-effective alternative to advertising for job candidates and can save employers time and money. LRS offers placement services for job ready individuals to help employers achieve their goals.