a federally funded program that advocates for and protects the rights
of individuals with disabilities who are seeking or receiving rehabilitation
services. CAP assists individuals with disabilities in securing
and understanding rehabilitation services from:
of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS);
for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI);
for Independent Living; and
rehabilitation projects and programs.
established as a mandated program by the 1984 Amendment to the Rehabilitation
Act. Every state and territory, as a condition for receiving allotments
under Section 110 of the Rehabilitation Act, must have a CAP.
individual legal representation and non-legal individual and systemic
advocacy, together with information and referral services, outreach,
and education. CAP usually works through negotiation, but is authorized
to pursue legal, administrative and other appropriate remedies.
is Eligible for CAP Services?
contact CAP if:
been recently disabled and are wondering how to apply for rehabilitation
having difficulty finding rehabilitation services and want information
about other resources;
for rehabilitation services and were turned down;
concerned about your relationship with your counselor or staff
dissatisfied with the rehabilitation services you are receiving;
questions regarding policies, procedures, services or programs;
case has been closed and you want to be reconsidered for rehabilitation
just not sure what to do.
Assistance Program Brochure (CAP)
Employment Decision Tree (pdf)
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services http://www.nj.gov/labor/dvrs/vrsindex.html
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/