Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)
MRS is the federally mandated general public rehabilitation agency in Michigan which provides an array of services for persons with disabilities to prepare for, attain and maintain employment, self-sufficiency and an independent lifestyle. MRS is housed within the Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) and is federally funded with a required state match. The MRS full-time civil service staff nears 550, with approximately 260 certified master’s level Rehabilitation Counselors, who work with customers in job exploration, job training and placement. MRS has 36 offices located geographically across the state with counselors located in each Michigan Works! One Stop Service Centers.
MRS is an eligibility based service. To be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services, a person must: 1) have a physical or mental disability that constitutes or results in a substantial barrier to employment, and 2) have a need to benefit from vocational rehabilitation services, and 3) want to work. Customers who meet the federal eligibility requirements agree on an individualized plan for employment. The services each individual receives are based on each person’s informed choice consistent with his/her interests, abilities and needs. Examples of rehabilitation services include: job training and education, prostheses and other medical services, support services such as interpreters, readers, transportation, accommodations/assistive technology, job coaches, tools, equipment, licenses, job-seeking skills training, and job placement assistance. Services also include assistance with job-in-jeopardy for persons with disabilities and to employers needing ergonomic information and education in retaining employees.
Please contact Computer Networking Center’s Administrator at 734-462-2090 for more information or visit the following websites for more details regarding Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS):