Discover your potential and begin developing your vocational strengths and abilities

Your interests, needs, physical abilities, work history, education and aptitudes are considered in vocational assessment and career exploration.

Through vocational testing and WorkKeys® Career Readiness Certification we match you with potential training, educational, or career opportunities.

Basic employment skills are evaluated through occupational therapy with assessments of upper extremity strength, cognitive and visual skills, dexterity and activities of daily living.

Based on your needs your comprehensive evaluation may include residential services in a facility with accessible rooms, a dining hall and scheduled recreational activities to create a comfortable atmosphere.

Trained and licensed nurses provide basic medical care for residents, diabetic education, nutritional counseling and weight management instruction.

Trained and licensed nurses provide basic medical care for residents, diabetic education, nutritional counseling and weight management instruction.

Based on the results of your evaluation and  feedback from you and your family, we work with you to develop a plan to help overcome behavioral and cognitive limitations.

Individual and group therapy sessions help you develop awareness of your limitations and provide you with an opportunity to apply and practice behavioral strategies.

Depending on your needs, sessions may include adjusting to a disability, problem solving, and stress management, social support, goal setting, and memory management strategies.

Rehabilitation technology can help you overcome barriers that may exist at home, school or in the workplace.

Job preparedness instruction focuses on communication skills, workplace behaviors, resume development, interview preparation, and job search.

These services are also available through job retention services to those who are currently employed and facing barriers to their productivity or continued employment.

Thank you for believing in me.
I learned a lot about how to work better.
— Rosa Daniels, former client

Muscular development

Muscular development helps clients achieve their physical and vocational potential through individual programs of fitness training, and physical and aquatic therapy.

Clients participating in the muscular development  find a relaxed atmosphere where they can work at their own pace to build strength, mobility and confidence. The staff is available to offer guidance and encouragement. Clients receive individual assistance as necessary.

Keeping the body fit helps clients achieve the stamina required to compete for employment and maintain their endurance after they are hired. Clients are encouraged to set goals and pace themselves in a sustainable, yet challenging, program of physical fitness. The goal is to make physical fitness and good health a daily routine, so clients improve strength and endurance and achieve as much independence as possible.

Vocational rehabilitation counselors may refer clients from the community to participate in muscular development, physical therapy and aquatic therapy.

A physical fitness training program is tailored for each client. Clients may take advantage of any or all of the following:

development room

This area maximizes physical abilities through exercise. Using specially designed resistive exercise equipment, such as weights and exercise cycles, clients build strength and stamina.

Physical therapy

A registered physical therapist develops, implements and supervises a therapy program for each individual. The program includes a therapeutic exercise plan designed to decrease pain and increase function.

Aquatic therapy


The buoyancy of water benefits clients who have difficulty exercising in traditional ways. Aquatic therapy increases strength, endurance, balance and coordination.

* not offered at all locations

This evaluation has been such a wonderful blessing to me. I can look towards the future with great hopes.
— Gayla D. Bouknight, former comprehensive evaluation client

Special Sessions

Pain management

The four-week pain management comprehensive evaluation examines the relationship between tension and pain. Participants practice pain management through the use of assertiveness and relaxation skills that reduce stress while learning special exercises and lifting techniques to strengthen muscles and decrease the possibility of additional injury.

Brain injury

The four-week brain injury comprehensive evaluation was developed in cooperation with the Head and Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI) Division of the S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital in Greenville and the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina, which continue to contribute to the program.

For students

A two-week summer program for youth with disabilities is offered  to help give you that extra boost you need to succeed in the job market after you graduate.

Learn more about VR's Youth Services.

Thank you for believing in me. I learned a lot about how to work better.
— Rosa Daniels, former Evaluation Center client